Video supplement ...

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

I've just uploaded a new video to our YouTube channel: a 'supplement' to the previous one about Tōkaidō prints:


 

New video!

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

Our next video is ready ... Let’s take a trip down the Tōkaidō!


 

Update on the building situation …

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

It has been a few weeks since I made the extensive post here about the decisions facing me on our Asakusa building. But tonight, on the six-month 'anniversary' of closing our shop, it's time for an update!

I wasn't able to post a quick followup at that time, because the scheduled meeting with the landlady that I mentioned didn't come about. It has become pretty clear that she is not interested in discussing issues such as the sale/re-construction of the building, and simply wants to maintain the status quo, with her monthly rent revenue coming in as stably as possible. So the past few weeks have been a bit more of a 'muddle' than a time of clear decisions.

But things have been happening, and it's time to bring you an update. Perhaps point by point might be an easy way to do this …


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A Tale of Two Birdies ...

Posted by Dave Bull on August 10, 2020 [Permalink]

It has been quite a while since I made a longish blog post here on the Conversations chatting about our 'situation'. Around a decade ago, I used to post here quite frequently when I was pondering possible futures for a publishing venture, and putting such posts together helped me sort out my own thoughts.

I think it's time to try another one … because to tell the truth, I feel like I’m standing in a little clearing in the middle of a vast forest, with a bunch of different paths leading off in different directions, and for the life of me, I can’t figure out which way to go. All my usual methods of making an important decision - spreadsheets, lists of + and - points, you name it - are failing me this time. There is just so much data on the table that I'm stymied.

So this is not so much to ask the 'reader' to make my decision for me, but just another method of trying to clarify my thoughts. By the time I get to the bottom of the page here, perhaps it will be more clear which path I should take …

(Another thing to mention: I'll be describing some 'problems' here, but none of this is to imply that we are asking for 'help', or that we need money, etc. etc. We're actually holding on quite well at the moment, so please don’t worry for us. This is just about … decisions.)

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Introducing the Mokuhankan Collection!

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

A major new section of the website has come online!

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A Major Milestone Approaches

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

Almost 'silver' time!

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Seditious Beauty

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

New video this evening!

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Octopus and Diver Printing - part 4

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

The basic process of printing one colour ...

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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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