Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tugboat Printshop

Tugboat Print shop is a print shop based in Pittsburgh, PA. Artists are Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth that collaborate on pretty much all of their prints. Every print they produce works well but this piece “America The Beautiful” is one that stands out especially to me. It is 24” x 32” and im pretty sure it’s a 5-color print and limited edition of 200 made. The Piece works well because of the use of color, and detail involved with the carving of the wood block. They captured the landscape very well. The mountains and buildings are awesome and I love how they keep sort of a cartoony style over the whole piece. The use of the boarder is a great touch also; the banners and flags make the piece a lot more passionate about the great country. Without the boarder it would still be a great piece, but I think it brings everything together. All the little details and objects all around the images makes it ten times more awesome, and the whole technical side of creating this is even more awesome in my opinion. I think it’s a great piece even if your not a fan of American politics like me, great image either way.


  1. This image is very beautiful and eye catching. The amount of detail is really fun to look at. It also reminds me of the United Sates puzzles I had to do when I was a kid.

  2. The amount of detail in this piece caught my eye immediately. The use of color and subject matter is thoughtfully done creating a super interesting piece.