Idyllic PressIdyllic Press

A few proofs of a 'linocut' bookmark I did at a workshop held at the Wits College of Education

A few proofs of a ‘linocut’ bookmark I did at a workshop held at the Wits College of Education

Proprietor: Kalle Pihlajasaari

eMail : info % ip.co.za

Web address: ip.co.za/idyllic

Established: 2007

Flicker gallery:  idyllicpress

Facebook Page: Idyllic Press (this link will not work until there are 30 likes on the page.  You will have to search for the page or follow links form my personal FB page)

Presses: Adana HQ, Adana QFB, Adana P71 (under restoration)

Exhibitions:

A brief timeline of printing in South Africa and elsewhere from the Vandercook Centenary Print bundle has been exhibited at the following venues.

  • November 2009, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA – University of Alabama Exhibited
  • November 2009, Los Angeles, CA, USA - Otis Laboratory Press placed a selection on display in their lobby
  • January 2010, Farmville, VA, USA – Longwood University Exhibited
  • March 2010, Evanston, IL, USA Evanston Print & Paper has put their copy of the print bundle on display
  • March 2010, Mobile, AL, USA – University of South Alabama Exhibited
  • April 2010, Quinch, AL, USA – Quinch Public Library Exhibited
  • July 2010, Johannesburg, South African – Wits University had the Vandercook Print Bundle Exhibition
  • August 2010, Portland, OR, USA – em space Exhibited

2011 – South African exhibition of the “Inspired by Japan” Fundraiser print bundle. Details to follow, Opening 17 September.

Output:

2009 – Participant in Vandercook Centenary Print bundle

2010 – Typeset the Exhibition Keepsake that was printed by Mark Sandham for the South African Vandercook Print Bundle Exhibition.

2010 – Helped to organise the South African Vandercook Print Bundle Exhibition

2010 – Participant in the open theme Southern Winter – Northern Summer 2010 Print bundle – with Peace 2010.  Membership to SSNW Yahoo group required to access pictures

2010 – Participant in the open theme Baren Forum Print Exchange #46 with Crazy World?

2011 – Participant in the “All Creatures Great and Small” themed Southern Summer - Northern Winter 2011 Print bundle – with Animalcules. Membership to SSNW Yahoo group required to access pictures

2011 – Participant in the mythology themed Baren Forum Print Exchange #48 with Hear the Harp of Väinämöinen

2011 – Participant (block maker) in the Baren Forum “Inspired by Japan” Fundraiser (print gallery) with Masako Osada (artist) and Mark Sandham (printer) with Love and Hope for Japan from South Africa  

2011 – Participant in the open theme Baren Forum Print Exchange #49 with Lest we Forget

2011 – Participant in the open theme mini aniversary Baren Forum Baren #50 with Wonderlust (the sepia palm tree in the middle of the collage)

2011 – Participant in the creature theme Solstice Print Exchange SWNS 2011 with Four legs better! Membership to SSNW Yahoo group required to access pictures

2012 – Participant in the Puzzle print organised by Maria Arango at 1000 Woodcuts the City of the World Print collaboration with the Parkview submission (on the 4th panel with Hillbrow tower)

Ephemera

Also printed advertising posters, business and save the date cards and wedding invites (by special appointment).