Sunday, September 19, 2010

Artistic License

I’ve been practicing art without a license—until now.

This Artistic License was made by Rick Allen of Duluth, a master wood engraver and hand printer. Each license has a unique number and makes three passes through the press, one for each color.

Rick Allen, Kenspeckle Letterpress
Thanks, Steve Gilzow

15 comments:

jeff jordan said...

I used to have a California State Artistic license--I was one of the ones who was required to wear a Corrective Beret. I lost it, didn't get it revoked. But honestly, I enjoy creating without a license, more..........

Theresa Cheek said...

I NEED one of these! Funny...

DavidStill said...

I've always liked the idea of an actual Artist's Licence that you can lose if you misuse it. "I'm sorry, I'm having your licence revoked. I'm going to have to ask you to hand over your badge and brush, please".

Darren said...

See James, now you have yet another reason to come to Minnesota!

Shannon.Doran. said...

Beautiful, I would love to be able to whip this out whenever someone questions me!

Bob Mrotek said...

Well deserved!

Erik Bongers said...

Sorry to hear that you only just received your licence.
It breaks my heart to realize that this invalidates all your work up till now.

Arborescence said...

Oh, thank God! You were working this whole time without a license and didn't even know it. That could have been potentially very embarrassing. I am glad this oversight was rectified.

silvina said...

I must get one of these! I checked out the Kenspeckle Letterpress site but didn't find the Artistic License. What heading is it under?

A. L. Ryder said...

Hilarity!

the plummer said...

Um...this is hilarious! I'm with silvina; can't find this exact piece on the sight. I'm sure there's some sort of secret handshake to get one or something...

Rick said...

Thanks so much for all of your inquiries!

Everyone can have an Artistic License, not just the Big Guys. We are in the process of launching a new website (it should be live by this weekend) upon which the Artistic License will be featured. It costs a whopping $4.95 and is guaranteed to validate your inner artist or your money back!

Claire said...

Well, I now HAVE to get one... :)

Lanz said...

I'd love to have one of these to put next to my round to-it. Always used to tell people I'd get a round to-it and someone finally gave me one . . .

Amber said...

I live in Minneapolis, and was vacationing up near Duluth the past week. Sadly their studio is open by appointment (or their whim, as their gorgeous sign indicates).

Had I stayed longer I would've asked for a visit!