More than a year ago when I was looking at calls for print artists I was struck by the constant call for works in editions. But my work in monotypes and monoprints had no repetition. It was then that I thought an e zine dedicated to this mark making would give artists a venue for exhibiting their work. I decided that there would be no burden of cost to enter their work and no requirement to buy anything. What I would do is show their work on line at my website Monoprint-Monotype.com and partner with a print on demand service so if an artist wanted a hard copy they could get an issue.
Suddenly I find myself beginning the second year of publishing MM&S (Monoprint, Monotype and Strappo), an E Zine with the growing support of an international group of artists. Since the 1640s when Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione spread ink on unincised metal plates through the work of Rembrandt, Degas, Picasso, Sam Francis, Motherwell, Diebenkorn and countless others, this unique art continues.
In the coming year we hope to expand the e zine to include not only interviews but also articles about artist and the different processes used by artists to create these wonderful works. There is no plan to charge artist for inclusion. And while we rely on financial contributions from our readers, hopefully we will attract advertisers that are associated with the art of monoprints and monotypes.
We’ve partnered with a print on demand service for the on line E Zine MM&S. So now you can purchase the E Zine or download a free digital copy. I know people think its crazy to allow a free download but how else are you going to find out about how great our artists are in this issue.
Just remember the Spring 2017 Anniversary issue is available for purchase, its how we support the website and E Zine.