Amazing work by our friend Dan Wood, of DWRI Letterpress, who takes letterpress to the next level.
What is Pang Pi (pronounced: pahng pee) you might ask? This paper is handmade out of mulberry from the Anhui Province, China; measuring 45×80 inches…that’s right, and it’s handmade! It’s so large 2 pairs of hands are needed to move the giant mold. Fibrous and rich in texture, this sheet took to his Vandercook press quite well. Dan proves that letterpress on handmade Asian papers can reach levels beyond the embossed white rag that we commonly see. His fusion of photographs onto plates is truly unique and expresses his wonderfully zany vision. Opening reception at AS220 Project Space Gallery, September 12th, 2010.