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Pressing Matters, Printing Magazine Review

Something exciting landed through my letter box a couple of weeks ago. A new exciting magazine has entered the art world. Pressing Matters, a new magazine focussing on process and passion behind printmaking. While printmaking has been a major component of my practice for the last 2 and a half years, there has been a limited community with how I can share my work and meet other printmakers.

While the studios at University have been a great place to meet people and share ideas with work and learning new skills, the internet//Instagram has been where I've found a lot of other printmaker folk.

I thought I would share my thoughts on the magazine and some of my favourites. Stick around for all things etching, screen printing and more.

The magazine is buzzing with the notion of what printmaking is all about, I think the creator have been very thoughtful in the terms of who this magazine is targeted at. While the likes of me (someone who gets a little bit excited by the smell of white spirit and etching ink) there is also a growing audience to make aware of what printmaking is all about.

I think it is so important to learn from other creatives and how they see the world. We are all part of the same creative industry and helping inspiring others, whether this be through support or bouncing ideas off each other. It's vital to give people the confidence and drive to push their work.

Some images (excuse awkward hand) of the magazine

There is a real honesty with how the people have been interviewed about their practice. As the reader I felt very much on the same level as the makers and I think this is important to make the work more accessible to people. Printmaking is very much process driven and the physicality of it is why I keep going back for more. The ethos of the magazine and the importance of passion for a process if very much recurrent throughout! 

I won't give too much away because the magazine is something to appreciate physically. 

Check out the magazine here


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