|Artist / Creator||Rebecca Gilbert|
|Press Name||Stumptown Printers|
|Place of Publication||Portland, Oregon|
|Medium / Materials||Letterpress printed in nine colors.|
|Paper Stock||Strathmore Wove|
|Typography||Handset ATF AlphaBlocks and Univers Medium Condensed.|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||2 x 3 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 35|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
I built this form as an exercise in mapping the interior of a honey bee hive using color and pattern, building a form to symbolize the phenomenon of supersedure cells (wherein worker bees raise a new queen to replace the one they find unacceptable). This print is one of three in a series I have been calling Bee Capitalism, exploring the possible parallels between bee colonies and human economic constructs.
Artist BioRebecca Gilbert is a co-owner, operator, and letterpress printer at Stumptown Printers. She is also a co-founder of two Portland-based arts non-profits, the Independent Publishing Resource Center (iprc.org) and the C.C. Stern Type Foundry (ccsterntype.org). Rebecca holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Pacific Northwest College of Art and a certificate of achievement from Monotype University.