Tuesday, 3 June 2008

wanderings in the city

Yesterday I visited The Old Print Shop in midtown Manhattan and it was a real treat for the printmaker and paper freak in me. The Shop has been there for over 100 years and has old botanical prints stored in antique drawers and cupboards. The second floor is devoted to contemporary printmakers and it was here that I discovered the work of Su-Li Hung. This is one her prints pictured above, The Apples, just delightful. I also loved one her prints called Silk, but the digital image doesn't adequately capture the raw quality of the real print. The staff at The Shop are really friendly and knowledgeable, particularly Michael Di Cerbo, an etching artist who has lived in NY for 40 years.

We also explored the gorgeous Grand Central Station building which has intricate architectural detail everywhere you look. And did touristy things like look at the view of Manhattan from the top of the Empire State Building. Too amazing for words.


  1. the apples are great-

    looks like you're seeing tons of stuff.

    I left you a reply to your comment on my blog... (did that make sense)

  2. Love the detail in the elevator sign. That paper printing place sounds fab.

  3. what an amazing website that Old Print Shop. i'm loving you flickr photos too.

    and just feeling sick with envy .. i think because i haven't had a holiday in 10 years ... and it's been pouring with rain for days ... all i want to do is run far far away.

    but keep it going, i love being transported to other places, other design worlds ... you're a great guide.