Introducing the Mokuhankan Collection!

Posted by Dave Bull on June 13, 2020 [Permalink]

Although we are still tossing and turning, trying to decide how exactly to move our activities forward in this new era, one thing has become clear - the online part of our affairs will become ever more important to us (and of course, to the fans and supporters, as that’s the only way that they will be able to ‘see’ us for quite a long time).

So with that in mind, I am very happy to announce that we have finally - after years of ‘talking’ about it - created a new section of our website devoted to ‘Show and Tell’ … displaying and explaining many of the old prints and books in our personal collection. The website is now live here.


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A Major Milestone Approaches

Posted by Dave Bull on June 8, 2020 [Permalink]

Here's a screenshot I took a few minutes ago - it's a panel in the Dashboard on our YouTube channel:


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Seditious Beauty

Posted by Dave Bull on June 4, 2020 [Permalink]

Our next video is ready ... Dave tries to explain how art can change the world ...


 

Octopus and Diver Printing - part 4

Posted by Dave Bull on May 21, 2020 [Permalink]

(This is a ‘Safe for Work’ series of blog posts about the production process, not the image itself …)

Continued from Octopus and Diver Printing (3) | Starting point of the thread is here

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A typical printing impression in the traditional Japanese method begins with the application of a dab of pigment to the block:

... followed by a dab of paste:

... and then brushing them out together over the surface of the wood.

But that's not always how it works. For the key block for this print - as with many of our key block impressions - we do it a different way ...


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Shipping update ...

Posted by Dave Bull on May 12, 2020 [Permalink]

Tons of prints are leaving here today!

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Old printing workshop

Posted by Dave Bull on May 6, 2020 [Permalink]

A very interesting old photo ...

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The video is ready!

Posted by Dave Bull on May 5, 2020 [Permalink]

The 'Remembering a Carver - the Sequel' video is ready ...

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Video in preparation - our first 'sequel'!

Posted by Dave Bull on May 3, 2020 [Permalink]

A strange juxtaposition ...

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Octopus and Diver Printing - part 3

Posted by Dave Bull on April 24, 2020 [Permalink]

The printer's workspace ...

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Octopus and Diver Printing - part 2

Posted by Dave Bull on April 21, 2020 [Permalink]

More preparation of the paper ...

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Update - April 2020

Posted by Cameron Hilker on April 20, 2020 [Permalink]

The April 2020 update from Mokuhankan ...

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Octopus and Diver Printing - part 1

Posted by Dave Bull on April 19, 2020 [Permalink]

The first in a series of 'safe for work' blog posts showing the process of printing Hokusai's Octopus and Diver image ...

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A Touch of Levity ...

Posted by Dave Bull on April 11, 2020 [Permalink]

Time ... well past time! ... for an update on our situation here at Mokuhankan!

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Feeling Worn Down ... Again?

Posted by Dave Bull on March 21, 2020 [Permalink]

Another episode of block wear from our Party room!

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