Welcome Printmakers and Print Enthusiasts!
The Print Gods foretold of your arrival and I am glad you have answered their call. Perhaps today is the day you shall formally announce your devotion by joining Printmaking Cult.
Although the term “cult” is associated with ominous practices, it can also refer to otherness and a devotion that society deems strange or excessive. In my experience, the average person doesn’t know what printmaking is or what a printmaker does. I have been told my enthusiasm for an “archaic” art form is strange and eccentric.
Printmaking Cult embraces the perceived strangeness of print. Due to its repetitive actions, printmaking is ritualistic in nature and many of the printmakers I know are superstitious. For example, they must print with a specific press or use a certain water bowl. It’s also a medium that encourages community and fosters comradery. We are connected to each other through shared equipment. The technicality and community of printmaking brought me to The Print Gods many years ago. I have since smelled the ink and held the squeegee. Printmaking is my calling, and perhaps it’s also yours.
I have created prints and zines to help you express your love for printmaking. Should you wish to formally announce your devotion through membership, documentation is available. Printmaking Cult is here for you if you make prints, or support printmakers, and want to tell the world!