I Think Images Are Worth Repeating


Print To The People is “an artist-led, social enterprise dedicated to the production and promotion of traditional printmaking processes, established in 2009” and based in the fine city of Norwich.

I’ve been aware of what they do for a while now, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I got to finally have a look at their set up as a participant of one of their many print-making courses – namely their Screen Printing Taster Day.

Sadly the opportunities to try your hand at screen printing in the wilds of East Anglia are a little thin on the ground, so when I stumbled upon Print To The People’s autumn programme I decided that the opportunity was too good to miss.

Led by Jo Stafford and Toby Rampton (whose respective work is well worth further investigation over at jostaffordjostafford.co.uk and www.tobyrampton.com), the morning involved a hands-on introduction to the printing process, with the afternoon being dedicated to recalling what we’d been shown earlier through our own attempts at putting ink onto paper.

And I loved it.

A friendlier and more helpful set up than Print To The People would I think be hard to find. I’ll definitely be back at some point soon and if you’re in or around Norfolk’s capital city and are interested in the wonderful world of printing then I’d recommend you pay them a visit too.

Above: My original drawing, scanned and sent to the good folk at Print To The People.

Above: And finally a print. Printed once in orange, and then overprinted in some kind of non-specific purple (which was itself augmented by some uninvited, although entirely welcome, hot pink).

(For reference the title of this blogpost comes from Images, a track on the very fine Lou Reed and John Cale album Songs For Drella.)


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