Monday, April 19, 2010

Post Card Print Exchange

I participated in my first ever print exchange this semester. It was sponsored by the University Print Society at Iowa State, and was a postcard print exchange, meaning that all the prints had to be post card size and sent separately through the mail. The theme was "X", and you could use any method of printing. 352 people from 10 countries participated. The idea of a print exchange is to send in an edition of prints (this one asked for 13), and then the sponsors keep one for their collection, and send the rest out to other people participating in the exchange, from who you receive prints.

I got my prints in the mail this morning, and was confused for a minute as to what was going on. I kind of forgot about being in this exchange. But once I figured it out, I was very excited. Twelve prints were chosen at random from all the participants and sent to me. As you can see there are many styles, techniques and interpretations of the theme "X". My friend Laura Wood participated too, and I can't wait to see what she got!

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