Sedef Aydogan’s Blog

Swearing Postcards
December 4, 2009, 7:22 pm
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I already said that I have some plans about woodcut print. Christopher Skinner’s experiments made me excited to start to play with wood and ink. His works are just nice, but I can’t wait to see the results of mine.

“Christopher Skinner recently purchased an old nipping press, and while mostly interested in bookbinding he began experimenting with linocut printing.

These cards came about as I was making small test pieces and enjoying the variation in quality, from over-inked to under inked and overpressed. It’s a ‘celebration’ if you like, of the vagaries and uniqueness of hand printing. The idea behind the postcards came from a genuine love of letterforms, and I had originally planned to do a series of letters in defunct victorian fonts. In the end, I decided that explore censored swear words as a means to celebrate the power of innocent symbols – if the pen is mightier that the sword, then the letterforms themselves are indeed, mightier than the pen, lead type, letraset, photocomposition, Mac etc, etc…”


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