New Studio at 931 Treat Avenue
September first marked the first year anniversary of moving into a new location in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District. 931 Treat is a 1400 square-foot facility where we are now set up for etching, photogravure, silkscreen, and letterpress.
2012 saw the publication of Sandow Birk's Monument to the Constitution, (pictured above, in progress), a major direct gravure etching in nine panels on handmade Japanese paper.
Workshops and exhibitions will be coming soon.
Publishing and Contract Printing
931 Treat Avenue
San Francisco, Ca 94110
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Horu in Japanese means 'to carve', or 'dig', or 'tattoo'. The same meaning as the verb to carve as in carving woodblocks. Thus Hori comes before both the names of professional tattooers and traditional woodblock carvers...like Horiyoshi III of Yokohama, one of the great living tattoers of Japan. Western artists take on the Japanese names, too, or are given them by masters. Chris Trevino is known as Horimana. Ed Hardy used the name O-nami, or 'Great Wave', the name of a Sumo wrestler in a famous Zen parable.