Vanagon Syndrome


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“Vanagon Syndrome” – The title refers to the finicky nature of these old Volkswagens. The “syndrome” is a tendency to just spontaneously shut down while driving, later to start back up after letting them sit for a few minutes. It could also apply to Vanagon owners themselves and the specific type of madness required to love, drive, and constantly work on these unique adventure mobiles.

This is a four color, three block, hand-cut linoleum block print. Printed with Speedball professional oil-based relief inks and their transparent base to overlay and combine multiple colors.

Print size is roughly 4×5.5″ on 5″x7″ white 98lb / 160g paper. Paper cropped to fit a standard 5×7″ frame (not included).

This print will be labeled and signed in pencil on the front of the print.

For linocuts, each block is hand-carved with various carving tools. After carving, to create a print, ink is rolled onto the block surface with a roller (brayer) and then the paper is applied and hand-burnished to transfer the ink to the paper.

My prints are printed with water-based ink on Canson or Strathmore acid-free paper. Each piece is titled and signed in pencil on the front. If you’d prefer an unsigned or unlabeled print, let me know, since that’s possible for most prints.

Each linoleum block is hand-carved and each print is hand-printed, which means there may be variations in texture or color between prints. This is a unique characteristic of the medium and part of the charm of linocut prints.

You will receive the print unframed, in a plastic sleeve, inside a cardboard mailer envelope.