The X in PlatemarkX

I am a printer and book artist creating art under the name PlatemarkX located in the rainy NW corner of Oregon. I studied printmaking in college falling in love with linoleum and wood block printing. After college I focused mainly on linoleum block printing. I then discovered letterpress and promptly fell in love with how it allowed me to print linoleum & wood blocks on a press with type. I started to experiment with the book form as more as a sculpture adding yet more dimension to my art. My work is more than just printing, it is the constant need to push the envelope of print, paper, and the book form and still tell my story.

I joined forces with my partner, M. Draper, after the birth of our child and have been creating work together ever since. He specializes in graphic design, web design, and music while dabbling in silkscreen printing and painting.

Check out the Portfolio page to view a selection of our work. The Shop page will send you to the Etsy shop where you can purchase our work. You can also read about news and events, what we are working on and what’s happening on the Home page. Feel free to sign up for our email list on the Contact page (we very rarely send out emails but in-case we do, you do not want to miss out on what it is!). Follow us on tumblr (yes we know we should also be on Instagram but we’re not so deal), and twitter @platemarkx (if that is your thing).

Print, Make Art, Tell a story
L. Master

Plate mark \ n : the impression made by the edge of a plate under pressure on the paper while printing.

X \ n (slang): 1. extra – including anything and everything else in addition to  2. a kiss