18" x 24"
This piece is included in the New Impressions Exhibition on display at the museum April 8-June 30, 2022. There are a limited number of these prints available.
Cory Wasnewsky was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. In the spring of 2014, he earned his BFA from Montserrat College of Art with a focus on Book Arts. The fall of that same year, Cory and his wife moved to Nashville, Tennessee so he could join the team at Hatch Show Print as a printer, designer, and press mechanic. On the clock, Cory enjoys learning the traditional ways of the letterpress trade, so he can then bend the rules, and push the boundaries of letterpress. In his spare time he works under the press name ‚"Three Cheers Press", where he does job printing, designing, and press repair house calls. He also spends some time printing type instruments as an ongoing project that further explores the limits of letterpress. Cory has shown work across Middle Tennessee and the Boston area, as well as showing in Virginia, New York City, Wisconsin, and Australia. He has won the ECPA 2015 Top Shelf Book Cover Award as well as the 2019 New Impressions People's Choice Award.
Description of Process
Print of a Hofner violin style Bass Guitar composed with upside down type blocks, dingbats, and symbol blocks. A brayer was used to hand ink a sunburst effect by having a split fountain on the brayer, and inking in the round. Print was completed in three passes through the press, using a Vandercook Universal 3 to print.