Ukiyoe Heroes - Printing gets underway
Posted by Dave Bull at 2:53 AM, July 16, 2012 [Permalink]
With the initial proofing of the Rickshaw Cart print finished last week, there isn't much at the moment that we here at Mokuhankan can do to get Jed's project pushed forward. He will open his Kickstarter page on August 1st, and it is only then that we will learn what comes next ...
But if the excitement building up over on his Facebook page is anything to go by, it seems pretty sure that there will be at least some orders for this print, at some point in time. Even if the Kickstarter doesn't 'fly', it would be silly to just toss these blocks aside, so while we wait, I'm going to have the ladies here get some of their own proofing done, and get them familiar with the block set and the image. If things go well in August, I want to be ready!
First one out of the gate is Fujii-san, and she started her first batch this weekend:
And for an additional little item this evening, I'm going to jump the gun a few minutes, and bring you a link to another Survey page on the Ukiyoe Heroes project. I understand Jed will be opening this up in the morning, but I might as well 'leak' it to you now ...
Here's the intro text from the page:
When you look at these original images created by Jed, you may sometimes be reminded of certain characters you saw 'once upon a time' while playing a video game. You yourself are of course completely free to make such associations, but Jed is not so freely able to use trademarked names of those characters while describing his designs. So he needs your help! Can you offer suggestions about suitable titles for these images? The first one - 'Rickshaw Cart' - is done; he needs titles for all the rest, and would love to hear your ideas!
If you think that you might have some ideas to help us, please head over to the page and let us know!
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