Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Big Damn Prints at Pratt

Today was the 3rd annual Big Damn Prints event at the Pratt Institute.
Pratt students and faculty created giant 4 foot by 8 foot woodblock prints. They carved their print into big pieces of wood, then rolled ink all over them. It has to be done in a mirror image to get the desired results.
Then the woodblocks were laid down on the street and bedsheets were evenly placed over them and secured. To press the ink from the wood to the sheets, they brought out the steamroller!! Here it is in action...go steamroller go:

The final result is a collection of really cool big damn prints. Here they are in the drying area. Huge!
Crazy event. A steamroller! The students had a table where they were selling some really neat smaller prints on paper dirt cheap- $10, $5 and $1 to raise money for the printing club.