18" x 24"
This piece is included in the New Impressions Exhibition on display at the museum July 14-September 30, 2020. There are a limited number of these prints available.
Cory Wasnewsky is a printer, designer, and bookbinder currently based in Nashville, TN. He was born and raised in Pittsfield, MA. He earned his BFA in Book Arts from Montserrat College of Art in the spring of 2014. In October 2014 he moved to Nashville to join the Hatch Show Print family where he prints, designs, and maintains and repairs the presses. After hours he works under the business name of Three Cheers Press, where he puts his printing, designing, carving, and bookbinding skills to use creating personal work, as well and designing and job printing for clients.
Description of Process
This is part of a body of work titled Instrumental, which is a collection of instruments printed using wood type, metal type, and other printing elements. The type may be printed upside down to achieve a solid square or shape, or in combinations of specific letterforms to mimic the defining characteristics of each instrument. Each print uses multiple layers that may be inked either by hand or press, depending on the needed effect. A number of techniques are used to create curves and angles in the typesetting to mimic the instrument as close as possible. By printing off of ready made blocks, there is a natural abstraction that occurs in both the image as a whole, and the individual letterforms.