Friday Night Flicks: Paper Ruscha

The name Ed Ruscha will be familiar to many in the book arts world. Tonight’s flick from Breakwater Studios is a short of Ruscha having his 2015 ‘print’ Zoot Soot die cut at Aardvark Letterpress in Los Angeles.



Here’s a shot of a finished copy.

I guess if you are Ed Ruscha, work sells quickly.

I hope he paid the folks at Aardvark handsomely.

All that is really just a lead-in to suggesting you spend some time this weekend looking at at least one other short film by Breakwater. I recommend ink&paper (9:10), interviews from the last paper store and the last letterpress printer (Aardvark Letterpress) in downtown Los Angeles. (I checked: they are both still in business 6 years after the film was made. Link to McManus and Morgan here, Aardvark Letterpress here.)

If you have another 10 minutes, you might also want to watch Stone, an interview/portrait of Canada’s one and only female restoration stone cutter, Heather Lawson.

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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