Spudnik Featured Artist at Renegade: Andrew Ghrist

Join us at Renegade Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9 from 11am until 7pm, along Division in Wicker Park. Have a t-shirt printed from a selection of hand-carved woodblocks, made by a Spudnik printer! Featured here is a wood block carved by Spudnik volunteer, Andrew Ghrist.

Here’s what Andrew had to say about his experience at Spudnik and the process of carving his first woodblock:
“For the last couple of weeks I have been volunteering at Spudnik Press (Chicago) which has been a good look at how a print shop outside of school setting functions. I assisted Spudnik staff with they’re booth at the Milwaukee Art Festival here in Chicago as well as helping around the shop. I watched professional artists who depend on shops like Spudnik to have a place to collaborate with other artist and produce their artwork. They asked me to design and carve a woodblock for a T-shirt they will be selling this September at the Renegade Craft. I had never made a woodblock print or any other type of relief print for that matter, but I took this opportunity to learn something new. I was weary at first but as I became more comfortable with the carving tools I free handed a majority of the block. We haven’t printed any of the shirts yet but here is a picture of the block. I hope they are able to sell a bunch these!”

You can see more and purchase Andrew’s work at Etsy.