04.11.14 by Jeff

The Original Spirits: James Tucker


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Mount Gay has launched a series called “The Original Spirits” highlighting artisans and craftsmen who make things the good old fashion way; with their bare hands. The videos celebrate these individuals and draw parallels to the brand’s own handcrafted history of rum-making in Barbados.

This episode features James Tucker, co-founder of the celebrated San Francisco-based letterpress studio, The Aesthetic Union. In the video Tucker works on a woodcut and makes a print on a hand fed, foot treadle operated, press from 1910. Watch the video below.

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11.12.12 by Jeff

Woodcut print by Tugboat

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“The Moon”, a giant woodcut in progress, by Tugboat Printshop.

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