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Atramentum published by Radical Matters Editions Label

Posted in Other Blackness with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2013 by drawingsubscription

Atramentum, Vincent Como, Black, Radical Matters Editions Label

I am very happy to partner with Radical Matters Editions Label, an independent publishing house and record label in Italy focusing on experimental and transgressive works, to unleash the black mysteries of Atramentum through their Eskathon Publishing division. This collection of works are “Images”, or rather, arrangements of black on a page delivered as an e-folio which are to be printed out by the collector. These works are digital monotypes, as each different printer, toner, and paper combination will have a hand in the authorship of the pieces, affecting the appearance of the final work. Atramentum is the ancient term used to describe “the very black”.

This project is scaled to EU standards and the A4 paper size. Similar to the 8.5 x 11 inch US “Letter” standard, but not quite, so that too will slightly alter the final composition.

Direct Link to PDF download here

I first came in to contact with Sandro Gronchi at Radical Matters when participating in the third Black Metal Theory Symposium in 2011. RMEDL provided a live stream of the proceedings which are archived on their site. Sandro is a tireless supporter of some of the most interesting experimental music, art and theory that can be found in the living world. We had been discussing another larger scale publication project which has not yet become manifest, but in the interim, it has been an honor and a pleasure to be able to produce Atramentum with him. I’m very much looking forward to other projects from RMEDL and the Eskathon Publishing series, and you should too…



Posted in Other Blackness with tags , , , , on May 9, 2012 by drawingsubscription

Vincent Como, Black, edition, Kayrock Screenprinting

I’m looking forward to seeing a bunch of the other new editions produced by Kayrock Screenprinting on Friday May 11th! As you may/not recall, we did this sweet black screenprint seen above a couple months ago in anticipation of the exhibition that Karl was organizing. Well, the time is nigh. So if you are around Northern Brooklyn here are the details:

We Have Relocated To Our New Location

A group show of fine art editions printed and published by Kayrock Screenprinting featuring work by:

Morgan Blair, Amanda Browder, Colette Robbins, Vince Contarino, Vincent Como, Brady Dollarhide, Maya Hayuk, Bill Kaizen, Karl Larocca, Casey Loose, Eli Lehrhoff, Elisita, Punto, Kristen Schiele, Chris Uphues, Kayrock & Wolfy and Mark Wagner.


Picture Farm

338 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
May 11-31 Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm
Opening Reception 6-9pm Friday May 11th

I’m quite pleased to have had the opportunity to produce this piece with Karl and the Kayrock Team. It was a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to the show. If you cannot make it to Brooklyn there is also a website dedicated to the Artist Editions from Kayrock Screenprinting!


New Edition from Kayrock Screenprinting

Posted in Other Blackness with tags , , , on March 8, 2012 by drawingsubscription

I had a great time with the fine people of Kayrock Screenprinting yesterday.  I was invited to produce an edition for an upcoming exhibition about prints which Karl is putting together.  I decided on a piece which fulfills my desire to make the world a blacker place, and references the process of its own printing.  We used a really sweet deep-dark graphite ink underneath two layers of heavy Channel Black with a silica flattening agent.  The graphite makes the edges pop just a bit and the black space came out nice and super-flat so it could suck the light out of the room. I’ll post an update once the prints are officially made available for purchase and when the exhibition is opening in a couple months.  Proper documentation will also come later, but for now, enjoy some pics from the printing.

Kayrock Screenprinting, Vincent Como, Editions

Looking at Different Inks

Kayrock Screenprinting, Vincent Como, Editions

Straining the Ink for Better Results

Kayrock Screenprinting, Vincent Como, Editions

Karl and Eli Printing

Kayrock Screenprinting, Vincent Como, Editions

Realizing Void

Kayrock Screenprinting, Vincent Como, Editions

Proofing the Infinite

Kayrock Screenprinting, Vincent Como, Editions

Drying in the Racks