Heartstorm is a 19" x 25" linocut print by Michael Buchino. It is hand-drawn, hand-carved and hand-pressed.
I watercolor the lightning bolts. (For $99, I watercolor the whole damn thing.)
Everything is done by hand. Each print will be signed and numbered.
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I’m a graphic artist in Portland, Oregon. After years of staring at a screen, I decided to try a more tactile discipline—linocut.
I bought a slab of linoleum, carved it (with a hunched back over a week in the wee hours of the night until I grew a Mr. Burns hump) and printed it.
(The image is from an original watercolor I painted last winter.)
I printed it by rolling a 200-pound sod roller over the linoleum slab which squished a whole buncha ink onto a 19" x 25" sheet of grade-A, made-in-the-USA, Pop Tone Whip Cream paper from French Paper Co.
And I'd like to share it with you. Make me make you a poster.
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If the poster count reaches 50, I'll send all poster funders a Scout Book with the Heartstorm illustration stamped on it.
Update: The flex goal was reached! Every poster funder gets a Scout Book.
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Thank you, Aaron Draplin, for endorsing Heartstorm.
Thank you, Paul Searle, for filming and editing this video.
Thank you, Em Space, for introducing me to linocut.
Risks and challenges
I’m not a usually a printer. This is all new to me.
* I don’t have materials (ink).
* I don’t have equipment (a 200-pound sod roller or alternate mechanisms by which to print this thing).
* I don’t have space.
* I have the design.
* I have the linoleum slab.
* I know from whom to get materials.
* I know from whom to rent equipment.
* I know from whom to rent space.
- (30 days)