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"Cornet Chop Suey - Reprise" - Peter Bushell/The Auburn Press

18" x 12"

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.

Artist Biography

Peter Bushell is a retired Graphic Design Professor from the Wonsook Kim School of Art at Illinois State University. His 29 years of teaching graphic design and typography inform his current explorations with artist's books and letterpress printmaking. Combining letterforms and books is one of his specialties, but regardless of the subject matter explored, he strives to find the right marriage of concept, content and form. His design work, artist's books and prints have garnered awards and recognition regionally, nationally and internationally.

Description of Process

This poster was produced as part of the '20 for 20 Print Collective'. As a fan of jazz, the 1920s prompt for this collective allowed me to make a beeline straight to Louis Armstrong. I wanted to highlight his bright showy style within a familiar and steady rhythm. His song 'Cornet Chop Suey' seemed to be a quintessential example of this relatively early time of Jazz. I mapped out and visualized the first 12 bars of Armstrong's trumpet line as simplified graphics cut out of 12 linoleum blocks. This bold visual rhythm was complemented by a wash of color underneath and crisp typographical accents on top.

Regular price $95.00 Sale