POSTCARDS

*LITHOGRAPHY
*2022 

ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF PRINTMAKING IS THAT PRINT MATRICES CAN BE USED MORE THAN ONCE, IDEAL FOR DISTRIBUTING VIEWERSHIP OF MATERIAL. BUT IS THERE A PURPOSE OF PRINTING IN MULTIPLES BEYOND DISTRIBUTION REASONS? THE POSTAGE STAMP ADDRESSES THE CONCEPT OF MULTIPLICITY IN A UNIQUE WAY; MULTIPLES OF THE SAME STAMP ARE PRINTED BECAUSE THEY BECOME INVALID AFTER BEING SENT THROUGH THE MAIL. USING THE POSTAGE STAMP MOTIF AS THE SUBJECT MATTER FOR MY EXPLORATION, I CREATED PRONTO PLATE MATRICES TO PRINT VARIATIONS OF POSTAGE STAMPS ON THE BACKS OF POSTCARDS. THIS SERIES WAS AN EXPLORATION OF COMPOSITION AND HOW MANY DIFFERENT VISUAL LAYOUTS COULD I PRODUCE USING THE SAME PRINTING MATRICES REPEATEDLY.