This is a wonderful Block Print Kayaking at Glacier Bay signed by Yoshiko Yamamoto. This limited-edition block print is designed by Yoshiko Yamamoto and letterpress-printed by hand at The Arts & Crafts Press. It shows a lone kayaker against the backdrop of the grand, pristine landscape of the famed Glacier Bay National Park. The image was originally created by Yoshiko for a book "Paddling North" (2012), written by Audrey Sutherland, published by Patagonia. Limited edition of 240 prints. Matted size: 17" x 14" Framed size: 21" x 17" The block print frames are made by Dard Hunter Studios in Ohio using the quarter-sawn white oak. Mortise-and-tenon edges, Craftsman Oak finish, Loam Mat.
Based in the Pacific Northwest, The Arts & Crafts Press was founded in 1996 by Bruce Smith and Yoshiko Yamamoto. They specialize in crafting letterpress printed note cards and limited-edition block prints. They work with the belief that art is not an object, it is a way of life. They strive to create things of beauty by using head, heart, and hands.
Begun as a publishing house concerned with the historic Arts and Crafts movement, all the publications of The Arts and Crafts Press have been letterpress printed and bound by hand. Today the Press produces greeting cards and limited-edition blockprints that are letterpress printed from hand cut blocks inspired by the turn-of-the-century movement. All of the current note cards and prints are designed by Yoshiko Yamamoto.
See PBS's Craft In America segment on Yoshiko’s printing process here: https://youtu.be/96uOCoW1044
From Art Town Tacoma: https://youtu.be/iKQK2gDtSMw
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