MoMA: What Is a Print?
THE FOUR CLASSIC PRINTING METHODS
What was supposed to be a simple step-by-step slide show, The Chop Shop Studio turned into a hands-on learning experience. Wood Block, Etching, Lithography and Screen printing methods are each presented as a learning process. The user can either choose to grab the tools and do the actual work or simply click continue and watch each step animate out.
LINK TO LIVE SITE: On moma.org
Awards & Honors
The project was awarded many times, including: Flash Forward, Communication Arts, The One Show and several others. To this day, many instructors and other sites dealing with any one of the processes still link to the site and use it as a tool to educate future print artists.
The kiosk version exists to this day and is usually located in a space preceding any exhibits that feature one of the four classic printing methods (shown below). At the bottom of each screen a thumbnail gallery of some of the more notable creations with each method.