Illustration Forms + Functions : Printmaking
One of the earliest forms of print illustration; an illustration accompanying text in either a book form or any other form of communication; is still influencing current working illustrators today. Relief printmaking broadly describes woodcuts, linocuts, wood engraving, and in some cases involving scratch board, which results in a multiple image.
Join Illustrator Heidi Younger as she connects the history of relief printmaking from the earliest forms of printing to its evolution and influence on many current day working illustrators such as herself. Some of the illustrators explored will be Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward, both considered the grandfathers of the wordless sequential novel. Along with more recent illustrators following that tradition, using the relief prints as an influence to create their works.
This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.