The Print Cast

The Print Cast

The Print Cast is a podcast about the expanding world of printmaking today. Host Nick Naughton talks with some of the best contemporary printmakers working today, including designers, illustrators, collaborative print artists, commercial printers, letterpress, foil stampers, and even book binders. Nick and his guests talk shop sharing anecdotes, business ideas, and technical tips with listeners everywhere. It's about the print shops, the artists, the process, and why we make all the prints that we make. Naughton is an artist who has devoted two decades to various roles as a printmaker, and he brings his depth of experience 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, installation and everything in between. The show drops a new episode every two weeks featuring some of the best minds working in multiples today.... Show More

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Today's episode of The Print Cast is the second edition of a limited series I’m calling Press On, Press On is a series that looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the printmaking community. Each of these bonus episodes brings you stories from printmaking artists and arts administrators speaking to how this situation impacts their lives, what’s happening with print shops and businesses, and how they are adapting to new ...
























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Today on podcast, we’re doing a special edition called Press On, a series launched as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to talk directly to printmakers about how this situation impacts their lives, their businesses, and how they’ll keep busy through the shut down of daily life.  Each iteration of this series will bring you stories from 3 artists and we’ll keep em coming as long as this situation persists.

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In the new limited audio series from the maker of The Print Cast, host Nick Naughton invites listeners onto the podcast to share about how the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting their lives and livelihoods. In the spirit of community, we're opening the lines to share stories of how we're coping, how we're printing from home, and how we're going to maintain some semblance of the lives we've lived until now. We'...





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Today's guest on The Print Cast is Karl LaRocca, the owner of Kayrock Screen Printing in Brooklyn, New York. If you've checked out what they do, you would see a huge array of goods that they make including artist editions, artist books, and rad merch. One famous tee Kayrock produced that we discuss briefly was a Bert and Ernie design (Designed by Daniel Davidson) from 2016 for then candidate for President Bernie Sanders. Th...







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Leslie Diuguid joins the podcast today to talk screen printing, both in how she runs her own publishing shop and her day job as a fabricator for Powerhouse Arts in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We discuss her journey to New York, some of the artists she trained with, and what she's up to now with her publishing operation which goes on after hours and in between her other activities. Family is a huge influence on Leslie's life, and ...









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Woodcut is the name of the game in today's episode. Valerie Lueth of Tugboat Printshop joins me on the podcast to talk about the work she produces in her garage studio in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Tugboat has been running for a long time, and Valerie really has a system figured out to make a living selling woodcut relief prints. She keeps it simple and follows her interests, and all throughout her work you can see a consistent v...





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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 techniqu...










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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 art...










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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 sustain...







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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 c...







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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&...










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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 o...

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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 col...







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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 wo...



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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 wonde...


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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...




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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...




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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...




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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 specifi...

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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. Neverth...




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