Currently available on BBC iplayer and first shown in 2013 this documentary is filmed in the London studio of Norman Ackroyd, one of the country’s most celebrated landscape artists. The film documents Ackroyd producing a print in his ‘etching factory’ as he is interviewed. Ackroyd talks about his inspirations, his time at the Royal College of Art in the 1960s and his fascination with the etching process.
“One of the great things about etching is you can’t rush it, so there become these little times where you’ve just got to take a break. And that’s one of the great bonuses of the process, because you’ve got time to think about it, reflect on what you’re doing”
People of Print, London based print enthusiasts and publishers are celebrating the launch of Print Isn’t Dead: Element 002 at London Graphic Centre, Covent Garden on Tuesday evening.
There will be music, beers and live screenprinted t-shirts for the first 75 people through the door and of course the opportunity to browse and purchase the latest Print Isn’t Dead. There’s also 20% off everything in the shop during the event.
Find more about People of Print at peopleofprint.com, facebook.com/peopleofprint or on Twitter and Instagram @peopleofprint. You can also share your own pictures of prints and processes using their #printspotters hashtag.
To RSVP to the event and find out more visit the facebook event page.
Image credit: Invite designed by James Lunn for People of Print