Printeresting (the self-titled “Thinking person’s favorite online resource for interesting printmaking miscellany”) took time out from the heat to read and review the new book by Columbia InterArts Associate Professor Paul Catanese and co-author Angela Geary, Post-Digital Printmaking: CNC, Traditional, and Hybrid Techniques. His review found the book covers both the how and why questions inherent in using new technology in print media. Urban found that the authors’ enthusiasm for CNC hybrid processes and computer numerical control in the artist’s studio is well worth the read. The book discusses the history of the computer as artist’s tool and the emergence of digital processes as a given in contemporary studio practice, reminding the reader that print artists are often at the forefront of researching new materials and technologies as they work to realize their visions.Over the brief and scalding Fourth of July holiday, Jason Urban of
The book highlights the work of both individual artists and collectives, from what Urban calls both the “bluechip” and “non-bluechip” categories, i.e., those with instant name recognition, and other artists who bring real world street cred to the discourse.
Post-Digital Printmaking has been published by A&C Black. More information on the book can be found here.