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.

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July 5, 2021 80 min

You may know my guest today if you've ever encountered the Speedball Printmaking Posse, a print loving tour of artists that spread the gospel of printmaking while doing demos, handing out posters and samples of relief inks. He's even got his own namesake Super Graphic Black ink with Speedball.  His name is Lino Bill Fick. His work is a bit rockabilly, can be viewed as deranged, and it captures the essence of his signature s...

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Kathy Caraccio is a New York based master printer who started out studying under Arun Bos at Hunter College in the 60's, and after graduating spent four years printing and absorbing all kinds of knowledge at Robert Blackburns Print Workshop. It was there she learned the ins and outs of being a collaborating printer and got glimpses into the world of dealing and collecting prints by watching Robert Blackburn sell the prints publ...

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This episode is Part 2 of my conversation with Phil Sanders, author of Prints and Their Makers, a new book out from Princeton Architectural Press about artists and master printers and the processes that bring them together. If you haven’t heard Part 1, it precedes this episode in your feed so I encourage you to catch up before listening to this installment of The Print Cast.

 If you are all caught up, then today is a treat for you b...

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Author and Master Printmaker Phil Sanders comes on the podcast today in a two-part episode to discuss his new book Prints and Their Makers, a book that weaves connections between the tradition and techniques of printmaking developed over the course of human history. Phil Sanders is a master printer and publisher at PS Marlowe in Asheville, North Carolina. He is a former printer at ULAE, and former director at the Robert Blackburn P...

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Artist and professor Yoonmi Nam comes on the podcast to discuss her art, collaborations, exhibitions, and more. Nam is a professor at KU in Lawrence, KS, and we discuss her inspiration that comes from the world around her including her neighborhood and kitchen table. Nam is a lithographer, and Moku Hanga artist, and connects her passion for technical processes with content that speaks to ephemerality and convenience. Most of her ar...

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Today I’ve got a great conversation to share with you featuring an artist you may recognize as The Printmaker and Her Dog, or for non-instagram people, her name is Kari Kristensen. Kari is a relief printmaker based in Vancouver,  Canada where she pumps out iterations of her stylized landscape prints. Kari has a great presence on social media, and there’s something really appealing about the type of work she does. It’s simple, monoc...

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Printmakers Against Racism is a project that launches today, on the day of this recording July 25th, 2020. Desiree Aspiras is the founder of the project which aims to engage printmakers across the world to sell their printss and donate the proceeds to support the fight against systemic racial injustice. In lieu of the project launch, Desiree and I discuss the motivation behind the project, and how a similar movement called @bak...

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Joining me on The Print Cast are Rudy Salgado Jr. and Susanna Crum of Calliope Arts in Louisville, KY. They are an artist couple who run their studio on the first floor of the building they live in near downtown Louisville. We talk about C-19, a print publishing project they started during quarantine that benefits KY and Southern Indiana artists. Our discussion about the pandemic transitioned into politics in their area including p...

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If you're a printmaker, I hope you've heard of Atelier 17.

The widely acclaimed mid-century Manhattan print studio was known for being an inclusive environment to make and expand the craft of printmaking. My guest today is Christina Weyl, author of a new book "The Women of Atelier 17: Modernist Printmaking in Midcentury New York."

Christina Weyl is an author and art historian and independent scholar and curator. She e...

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The Print Cast supports Black Lives Matter and believes in justice for those who have been oppressed by systemic racism. I've been making time to reflect and to learn about the issues at hand, and I am reflecting on how I can be involved and support the movement. I'm going to work to make sure this podcast is part of the healing and change that this world needs. I believe that artists can be a powerful component in movement...

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Today’s edition of Press On with The Print Cast was wrapped up on Thursday May 22nd, in the year 2020, over 8 weeks into my stay-at-home shut-down. For this fifth edition I’ve got a longer interview for you, so it will only be one today, featuring Josh Dannin of Directangle Press and Todd Irwin of Bitmap Press, the co-publishers of Power Washer Zine.
Today’s talk is a fresh one, to say the least, and full of print jargon and technic...

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Today on The Print Cast, it's the fourth edition of our series Press On, something we 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 shutdown of daily life. Each iteration of the series will bring you stories directly from artists and we'll keep them coming as long as this situat...

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Today on The Print Cast, it's the third edition of our series Press On, something we 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 shutdown of daily life. Each iteration of the series will bring you stories directly from artists and we'll keep them coming as long as this situati...

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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.

Today’s edition w...

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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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