THE NEW YORK YEARS 1971 to 1994 (BLONDIE special edition) – Eric Kroll
Published by Timeless Ed. – 2022 – France
16.5 x 23 cm – 484 pages in colours and b&w – Hard cover
This is the Blondie Edition of THE NEW YEARS 1970 – 1994 by Eric Kroll.
Limited to 5 copies – signed by the artist and hand numbered using european digits. .
This special edition includes the book + a photo print measuring 11″ x 16″ (A3) and Debbie Harry during a Blondie rehearsal on October 18, 1977.
The photo uses piezography technique and is printed on a japanese fine art paper : Awagami Bamboo 250grs.
About Awagami BAMBOO paper :
– Awagami BAMBOO paper is made from very soft bamboo fibers with a silky touch. The print rendering is characterized by a soft appearance. It has a generous thickness which gives it a luxurious appearance. Awagami’s BAMBOO paper is designed to have a very long shelf life. Awagami Factory has created this bamboo fiber inkjet paper because it is a plant that grows quickly, which is more environmentally friendly. This paper has a good price thanks to the use of renewable materials. The paper BAMBO will seduce you because it is both ecological and economical.
About Piezography :
– The carbon ink-based traditional Piezography with charcoal pigment already was the most qualitative black and white print process in the world and today, with Piezography Pro and split toning, it is a truly customized print for every artist that’s offered to you.
The system functions with 10 inks + one polish (4 inks with warm tones and 4 inks with cool tones, a matte black one and a glossy black one. Which means that the print is done on a base of 9 inks of varying shades of grey. This new process allows us to have darker blacks on matte or satin paper thanks to a new black ink formula that absorbs light. This matte black ink is to this day the most dense ink in the world. One of the biggest advantages of the pro system is the ability to creates customized curves by adding warm or cool tones to the black and white prints. Another advantage of this process compared the traditional ink-jet process: transitions without staircase effects, soft gradients and a much better accuracy of the finer details. Moreover, the lifetime of the carbon inks with charcoal pigments is much longer than the traditional ink-jet prints, we’re talking about 150 years of conservation time here. Furthermore, these inks produced from pure monochromatic pigments offer the advantage of not having metamerismic effects (with conventional ink-jet prints, depending on the color temperature of your light source, your print appears redder or greener).
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