Vaterland Blues #6
I’m linking today’s video for a couple of reasons. Some of them are:
- the creative bevelling. I showed this video to a friend who later on begged me to be to not be mentioned in this post - he’s very particular about the bevels of his plates - and he literally jumped up from his seat when he saw how it’s done in this video.
I do have my very own method as well, but I’m more flexible - when I studied in Bucharest we used an angle grinder not only for bevelling, but for polishing the steel plates as well, replacing the sanding paper with rags and oil for the finnishing touches - worked like a charm ;)
- the crisp audio - so nice to get a proper video of how the different tools SOUND like!
- the videography. Of course, minus-points for lack of printshop animal, but heck yeah, inking up glass while filming it from behind and then wiping it, to show the printing process from the plate’s perspective? That’s pretty rad and deserves extra love.
The guy in red is Andreas Vietz, the workshop is his “Grafikwerkstatt” in Cologne, a mixture of private studio, printmaking classroom and communal printshop, since 1995. I love it when printshops show their chops online.
Absolutely unrelated, but great song:
After looking at the latest post by BHP and this one, I got to thinking of my own bevelling methods. A poignant topic as yesterday the Intro to Intaglio class just got their first bit of plate and the Professor for whatever reason wasn’t so adamant about good bevels. Just told them to round the edge of it. Might be a few reasons for this - to get them at working on the plate faster or losing his mind.
I wasn’t the best beveller before. I’ve tried different methods, pneumatic tools, deburrers, what not. In the end I go back to my files.
And because of BHP, I am tempted to make a video showing me bevelling a plate for 20minutes+ till I get that nice 45, heck sometimes 35 degree angle if I’m feeling dedicated. Maybe.
The video’s audio is great and some really nice videography - rolling up glass, great tough!
But what’s with the bright red jumpsuit? Like dude? You making that much of a mess. It’s like P.Diddy 1997 is wiping a plate.
Yeah, going to have to lay it down. Tie and collar.
P.Diddy circa 1997 “Mo Money, Mo Problems