_the print factory 1
[the print factory 1
"The Print Factory 1" compiles some of the most notable graphic proposals in the national scenario, all of them products from several generations of novel artists at the Faculty in Pontevedra. Likewise, and from the very moment it took shape, this book has become a reference for new batches of students from this University, who try to emulate the path drawn by these creators, knowing that they once were in their same situation.
Coinciding with the birth of the dx5 research group in 2004, an initiative arose among teachers from the graphics department of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Pontevedra. Overwhelmed and satisfied by the high artistic level achieved by many of the students enrolled in the different subjects of the area and by the high quality of their formal proposals, dx5 chose to inaugurate an archive with these first works with the participation and consent of the students.
However, with the passage of time, the need arose to give shape to this collection that was recurrently used for teaching in successive courses, but which had little projection outside the strictly academic environment of the Faculty. Therefore, the Print Factory I book project was initiated, whose aim was to go beyond a simple compilation of prints and graphic projects. To this end, the dx5 group team contacted artists, former students of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Pontevedra, who had continued their artistic career after graduation, in order to invite them to participate in this editorial project. They were joined by some of the students currently in their final year, and a selection of the most outstanding proposals was presented.