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Phish Commerce City 19 Pollock

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:48 pm
by automator
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Re: Phish Commerce City 19 Pollock

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:49 pm
by kansasbbq
Nice work Jim!

The industrial hemp paper is fantastic.

Re: Phish Commerce City 19 Pollock

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:21 pm
by Jmtmoney2
Texture on the paper is gorgeous

Re: Phish Commerce City 19 Pollock

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:10 pm
by happyguy
Well done!!

Re: Phish Commerce City 19 Pollock

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:07 pm
by dmm8878
Just based on pictures I've seen online, this one was executed and printed really cleanly, compared to Jim's usual "imperfect" style. I'm curious to know why, compared to, say, the Baker's Dozen print, which has the typical, hand-made Pollock look to it. It can't just be the hemp paper.

Re: Phish Commerce City 19 Pollock

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:01 pm
by Browntrout
dmm8878 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Just based on pictures I've seen online, this one was executed and printed really cleanly, compared to Jim's usual "imperfect" style. I'm curious to know why, compared to, say, the Baker's Dozen print, which has the typical, hand-made Pollock look to it. It can't just be the hemp paper.
This (Dick’s) was printed by Rohner Letterpress Co with an electric self-inking Heidelberg printing press, not by Jim.

The Baker’s Dozen was printed by Jim himself on his hand-crank “Vandercook” printing press. Thus all the imperfections (fingerprints, ink drops, even Jim’s hair) Pollock collectors have grown to love.

Hopefully I have the details correct, lol

Re: Phish Commerce City 19 Pollock

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:23 pm
by partpat
^ think that’s about sums it up :-)

Re: Phish Commerce City 19 Pollock

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:10 pm
by dmm8878
Ok, so what was the process, then, for his 1.0 prints? I only have the Astron, and I'd love to see that sort of balance struck again, in terms of crispy little details, yet still hand-made. The Dick's print looks gorgeous. I love the depth in the image from the foreground to the mountains in the distance, but the printing is almost too sharp.

Everyone's a critic, amirite?

Re: Phish Commerce City 19 Pollock

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:05 pm
by applehead
While I like this print, and am happy to finally have a Phish/Colorado Pollock, Jim's 2 color block prints really stand out and look so much better than when he stretches into 3 or 4 or more colors. It is something about the simplicity of working with just 2 colors that make his prints amazing imo. There are exceptions to the 2 color greatness, like the White Tape, which I never really liked, but now really like and have it in my ISO for the first time ever. I hope Jim continues to make 2 color block prints here and there. Great work Jim!!

Re: Phish Commerce City 19 Pollock

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:47 pm
by kansasbbq
dmm8878 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:10 pm
the printing is almost too sharp.
I initially thought so too.