Hanji Edition was founded by two Korean-American printmakers, Steph Rue and Lars Kim, who share a passion for Korean print and papermaking. We have invited five different artists to create 6″ x 9″ prints on hanji, employing print processes ranging from letterpress, monoprint, mokuhanga (Japanese woodcut), giclée, chine collée and painting. The prints will be accompanied by artist information and an essay, all housed in a custom Japanese portfolio box with a removable hanji-lined tray.
This project is the first of its kind in North America, specifically designed to highlight the versatile potential of hanji as a substrate for print.
The edition size will be limited to 20. Each participating artist will receive a completed portfolio, and 10-12 numbered copies will be offered for sale.
We’re producing this portfolio as a labor of love, without any compensation. If you would like to help cover our paper and production costs, please consider contributing to our Kickstarter campaign. Some lovely gift options are available in return for your donation.
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