I am a huge fan of the Pierre Koenig’s famed Case Study House #22 initiated in 1945 in Los Angeles. Cutting edge and it is still viewed as such. The image (below) by Julius Shulman image captures the drama of the house cantilevered over the edge the hill.
L.A. based artist and designer Leslie Ross-Robertson was obviously captured by this image as well. Done in Letterpress format Ross-Robertson gives a new version and graphic interpretation of the image.
In 2001, she founded the contemporary design studio Modern Optic, creating prints and stationery inspired by modern visual culture, including custom design projects for Herman Miller, Knoll, and Steelcase. This year she founded Wavelength Press, where she produces limited edition, handmade letterpress prints on her Vandercook SP-20 cylinder proof press in collaboration with leading contemporary artists.
“This print is also really technically masterful, with the gradients and tiny city lights.” Says Robert Apodaca of Fifth Floor Gallery.
Fifth Floor is presenting “Fresh Prints of L.A.” new letterpress and screenprints by L.A. artists Charlie Carroll, David Lomeli, and Leslie Ross-Robertson. Now on exhibit through August 26, 2012.
Have an infinitely modern day!