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Nick Naughton, artist and custom printer, talks with printmakers, designers, and illustrators about the work they do and how it intersects with the trade and the craft of printmaking. Discover how artists started their print shops and get an intimate view of what it's like making and selling prints to the masses today. The show features artists working at the forefront of print media today and we discuss their work, studio life, growing as a creative, technical tidbits, and all other things print.Naughton is an artist and has been print-obsessed for almost 2 decades, and he brings a diverse background to his role as host. He's been a professor, non-profit shop manager, studio owner, and has practiced every technique from screen print and letterpress to relief, intaglio and even kitchen litho. The show drops a new episode every two weeks featuring some of the best minds working in multiples today.

Nick Naughton, artist and custom printer, talks with printmakers, designers, and illustrators about the work they do and how it intersects with the trade and the craft of printmaking. Discover how artists started their print shops and get an intimate view of what it's like making and selling prints to the masses today. The show features artists working at the forefront of print media today and we discuss their work, studio life, growing as a creative, technical tidbits, and all other things print.Naughton is an artist and has been print-obsessed for almost 2 decades, and he brings a diverse background to his role as host. He's been a professor, non-profit shop manager, studio owner, and has practiced every technique from screen print and letterpress to relief, intaglio and even kitchen litho. The show drops a new episode every two weeks featuring some of the best minds working in multiples today.
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United States

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Nick Naughton, artist and custom printer, talks with printmakers, designers, and illustrators about the work they do and how it intersects with the trade and the craft of printmaking. Discover how artists started their print shops and get an intimate view of what it's like making and selling prints to the masses today. The show features artists working at the forefront of print media today and we discuss their work, studio life, growing as a creative, technical tidbits, and all other things print.Naughton is an artist and has been print-obsessed for almost 2 decades, and he brings a diverse background to his role as host. He's been a professor, non-profit shop manager, studio owner, and has practiced every technique from screen print and letterpress to relief, intaglio and even kitchen litho. The show drops a new episode every two weeks featuring some of the best minds working in multiples today.

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English

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319-936-2440


Episodes

The IFPDA Sessions | Swoon and The Living History of Contemporary Printmaking

1/15/2020
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Today on the podcast is another live program from the IFPDA print fair in the fall of 2019. This week we have Swoon, aka Caledonia Curry, on stage speaking about her installation that greeted fair attendees at the entrance to the Javits Center. Swoon goes into detail about her love of printmaking, and the various ways she uses the medium in her art. Interestingly the conversation centers around etching, though it's one technique that Swoon doesn't do often and when she does it's with...

Duration:00:39:54

The IFPDA Sessions | Phil Sanders, JP Russell, and James Nares on The Collaborative Process of Fine Art Printmaking

12/19/2019
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Today on the podcast, we join a discussion called The Collaborative Process of Fine Art Printmaking: Phil Sanders in Conversation with James Nares and Jean-Paul Russell. James Nares is an English artist who has been working in New York since the 1970’s. In discussion with Nares are Phil Sanders and Jean Paul Russell. Sanders is the founder of PS Marlowe, a creative services consultancy firm focused on sustainable careers in the arts and cultural development through entrepreneurship and...

Duration:01:04:53

Chicago's Community Printmaking Scene with Angee Lennard of Spudnik Press

11/27/2019
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Today’s episode features the founder of a community printshop in Chicago. Angee Lennard started Spudnik Press with a drive to create something that could serve a community of artists, and create a hub where people could work together, share equipment, and teach others about the printing arts. It’s not a simple business to run, and it takes a lot of elbow grease and persistence to create this type of print studio and make it sustainable, Spudnik Press has been going for 13 years now, which is...

Duration:01:02:13

Day 4 | The Print Cast Daily - Live from the IFPDA 2019 in New York

10/27/2019
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It's the final day of the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair and it's been quite an adventure. Yesterday I interviewed Leslie DiuGuid from Du-Good Press and so I go into a bit of what we talked about. Today some of my favorite programming is going to happen. First we'll be meeting some of the artists who have work up on the walls this year. That should be a great treat and following that at 2pm is a discussion with Swoon about contemporary etching with Jenny Gibbs who is the executive director of the...

Duration:00:05:24

Day 3 | The Print Cast Daily - Live from the IFPDA 2019 in New York

10/26/2019
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Today on this mini episode of The Print Cast I recount a very busy day yesterday, Friday October 25th at the IFPDA Print Fair in New York. It was a busy day with Jeff Koons and Christophe Cherix discussing his work including his newest editions on view at The Two Palms booth here at the fair. It was a very illuminating talk that I can't wait to post here on the pod, but today I offer some brief details to entice you about what's to come on the show in the coming weeks. Next I did...

Duration:00:11:44

Day 2 | The Print Cast Daily - Live from the IFPDA 2019 in New York

10/25/2019
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Coming to you live today at the IFPDA in New York. Check out this episode to hear what's going on in New York for Print Week if you can't be here to see it in person. Today I go over the happenings yesterday like my talk with master printer Craig Zammiello of Two Palms. We discussed photogravure, his specialty, and I give some detail today on how I think I've been misrepresenting that technique by calling all kinds of other printed things by that name. In fact, there is one material that...

Duration:00:14:41

The Print Cast Daily - Live from the IFPDA 2019 in New York

10/24/2019
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Today on this special edition of The Print Cast, I'll be recording at the IFPDA fine art print fair in New York. This is the first daily installment about what's going on here during Print Week including lots of up-close-and-personal content captured at the fair. The IFPDA is a big fair of galleries and print publishers showcasing some of the best prints being made today. Today I'll be on site recording a talk about collecting fine print works. Later I'll be doing my first live recording...

Duration:00:08:47

Navajo/Dine Artist Melanie Yazzie on Storytelling

10/16/2019
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Artist Melanie Yazzie joins Nick on this triumphant return-to-broadcast Print Cast episode. They discuss her art, and the significant role that her heritage plays in her art practice and her life. Yazzie is a professor at University of Colorado, Boulder and her work is a mixture of print with other media, but overall she likes doing unique works. Her monotypes tell stories in such poetic ways and it was great to hear in her own words why she makes the work she does. She's widely known in...

Duration:01:27:08

Sandow Birk Supports The Print Cast

8/28/2019
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My GoFundMe is getting closer and we’re only about $300 away from our goal of fixing my broken computer and resuming the show. I invited some former guests to share their thoughts on why The Print Cast is a worthy cause, and Sandow Birk gave some great reasons why you should consider supporting this campaign. Consider a one-time donation to help the cause and you’ll make your printmaker host a happy camper. To donate: http://www.gofundme.com/theprintcast/ Please share and tell anyone you...

Duration:00:03:39

Rick Moranis Reads Our Reviews and Alan Rickman Stops by the Studio

8/20/2019
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The Print Cast is doing a GoFundMe to raise money to fix a computer so it can get back online. Without community support the show will be unable to continue for the time being. We’re working hard on our end to raise extra money to repair our computer, and if you would like to contribute visit our campaign at www.gofundme.com/theprintcast/. Any and all donations help the cause and hopefully we’ll be back at it real soon. Thanks all - Nick Support the show

Duration:00:04:11

Part 2 | For the Love of Multiples with The Little Friends of Printmaking

7/16/2019
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The conversation continues with part 2 of my interview with The Little Friends of Printmaking. We talk about the various aspects of their business, and how they focus on quality of life, not on expansion. They've got a children's book in the works, so we get the dish on how that is going! They do lots of visiting artist gigs at colleges, and we discuss logistics for those types of opportunities and they talk about the wonderful benefits of spending time and working with students all over the...

Duration:00:55:32

Part 1 | For the Love of Multiples with The Little Friends of Printmaking

7/9/2019
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It's another raucous interview with a couple of LA's most renowned screen printers! This time, Nick sits down in the live/work studio of The Little Friends of Printmaking to discuss their art, travels and print hustling lifestyle. Of course, we go over Melissa and James' midwest upbringings and then we discuss their college years at UW Madison and other influential moments in the early years when the couple met and fell in love with print and each other. They talk about their travels...

Duration:00:46:36

Stoked About Gig Posters with Illustrator Dave Kloc

6/18/2019
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Episode 10 of the pod features an interview with artist Dave Kloc. I journeyed North to LA's Atwater district and hung with Dave in his garage studio. We recounted war stories from our shops, and talked about all things gig poster. We talk about some of the best illustrators and designers working today in the poster realm, and there's an overwhelming passion present throughout the whole episode. Dave does Flatstock a couple times a year, makes a poster a week, and doesn't even have time...

Duration:01:21:49

Collaborative Printing in New Zealand with Auckland Print Studio

6/4/2019
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Episode 9 of The Print Cast features a discussion with John Pusateri and Jan Philip Raath who together run Auckland Print Studio in Point Chevalier, New Zealand. It's one of the few studios in NZ offering litho, intaglio, relief and other print services to artists who want to create editions. We talk business models as they try to search for a way to move forward towards sustainability with print sales and program expansion. It is never clear what the most optimal model is for running a...

Duration:00:56:28

Part 2 | The Power of Political Satire with Artist Enrique Chagoya

5/29/2019
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In Part 2 of Nick's interview with Enrique Chagoya, they do a deep dive into his art. They discuss the history of the codex book format, dating back to pre-columbian times, and why it's a relevant format for Chagoya's art. If you recall, it was a lithographic codex that was vandalized in Loveland, Colorado, and we recounted the entire incident in Part 1 of this interview. We go on to talk about appropriation and specifically artists who create art on top of other artists' work. Chagoya...

Duration:00:52:31

Part 1 | The Power of Political Satire with Artist Enrique Chagoya

5/21/2019
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Nick sits down with artist Enrique Chagoya, in Part 1 of a two-part series. Enrique Chagoya is an artist who inverts cultural appropriation in a manner he calls “Reverse Anthropology”. With a deft wit, his paintings, drawings, prints and codices use “symbols as one would use words in a sentence,” often with hilarious and biting results. At times his art can even arouse misinterpretation, negative press, and even vandalism. Nevertheless he persists and continues to tackle subjects like sexual...

Duration:00:52:36

SoCal Community Printmaking with Printshop LA

5/7/2019
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Imagine a space where you can spend an afternoon screen printing your own band merch? Or finally learn how to use a Risograph machine to print your own zine? Maybe you want to enroll in a class; maybe make an etching or a woodcut? It can be difficult to find the space and amass the needed tools and learning the techniques is another huge hurdle. Today in Los Angeles, there is one place where you can attempt to do all of that and more. Nestled in Chinatown, sharing a space with an art book...

Duration:00:57:46

Southern Graphics Conference International with Artist Margot Myers

4/23/2019
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Margot Myers joins the show to discuss site a specific installation and what it’s like to be a volunteer board member for the largest printmaking conference in the US. She is an intaglio print artist working in Bellingham, Washington, running a studio called Runaway Press where she creates her work, maintains a thriving batik business, and offers classes and events. Margot is also a volunteer board member for Southern Graphics Conference International and is serving a two-year term as...

Duration:00:48:00

Letterpress Startup Public Print and Supply Co

4/2/2019
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Starting a letterpress shop isn't easy, and it takes time. In this episode I talk with Andrew Myers and Joey Gross of Public Print and Supply Co in Kansas City. They're a new printshop in town, but not new to the print game. With three months under their belts, we discuss the difficulty of self branding and previous businesses and shops where they both have worked. I inquire about the types of business they want to cater to, but also what they see for the future. With the start up phase of...

Duration:00:48:02

Artist Duo Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet

3/19/2019
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Episode 3 of The Print Cast features an interview with painter Sandow Birk and ceramicist Elyse Pignolet; two artists who collaborate in marriage and in art. We talk about their numerous large scale printmaking projects over the years. Working with Master Printer workshops they execute intaglio, relief and lithographic editions delving into political topics ranging from war, democracy, to the constitution. By appropriating formats, compositions, and production methods from historical artists...

Duration:01:22:17