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B Side #6 by Rubi Lebovitch

This Week’s Paired: Rubi Lebovitch + Robert Winner

Land’s End

Surviving in its fragile skin,
a white egret rises
from the gulf of its strength.
I want the lightest needle of a pine
to fall on my hand,
a pine with ravaged limbs.

I’d stare through salt-blind eyes
at a remote fragile sea.   I’d roar.
I’d make the skeleton of grief.
I’d roar like you, unreconciled sea.

Robert Winner

Prairieside Forks by Ross Racine, drawn freehand on a computer, without photographs or scanned materials.

20x200 artist Ross Racine’s work is currently in the International Print Biennale with 
Hatton Gallery in Newcastle upon TyneEngland, and will be on view through August 8th. His next group exhibition is the 7th International Printmaking Biennial Douro in Alijó, Portugal from August 10th to September 30, 2014.

Salty by Michelle Vaughan. Celebrate National Oyster Day with her letterpress editions!

These prints use text to describe the action of eating. This series was handset from woodblock type on a vintage Vandercook letterpress at The Arm in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a haven for this rapidly disappearing craft. The custom Verona pink-colored ink represents the interior of oyster shells. The Hamilton Gothic (also known as Franklin Gothic) type, from the 1920s, was originally owned by the Baltimore Police Department. It is a clean, honest face for everyday use. Oysters were once the everyman’s food, eaten by rich and poor alike—Gothic symbolizes this spirit.

20x200 artist Mark Marchesi just self-published a small softcover edition of local work around Portland, Maine titled Greater Portland Volume I. The book was the culmination of about three years of work, with the final year being the most intense following a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Check it out his two 20x200 editions here.