Monthly 'Yokai Faceoff' Woodblock Subscription
(Delivers two handmade prints every month. Price is US $40.00 per monthly delivery.)
Please click here to subscribe directly from David Bull's workshop.
You can begin your subscription any time! Latecomers can either "catch up" all at once, or can start a monthly subscription with the first edition.
To quote from Wikipedia - "Yōkai are a class of supernatural monsters, spirits and demons in Japanese folklore. ... Yōkai range eclectically from the malevolent to the mischievous, or occasionally bring good fortune to those who encounter them."
Back in the old days people were of course quite sure that such creatures actually existed, but in our 'enlightened' modern times, we are less confident. Designer Jed Henry isn't going to let that stop him though. He posed the questions, "Where might we find yokai in our modern society, and how would they terrorize us?" Jed collaborated with writer Nick Burke from Obakestyle to create a modern slew of urban yokai.
Over the course of 2017, our workshop will create a set of 24 interesting woodblock prints: 12 images drawn by the Meiji-era designer Kawanabe Kyosai, and 12 created by Jed in answer to those questions.
The prints will be sent out to waiting subscribers at the pace of two each month (the Kyosai reproduction on the 1st of each month, and the Henry original on the 15th.)
The prints are being made in the Japanese traditional hagaki size: 11 x 15 cm (approximately 4.5 x 6 inches), and are all completely hand-carved and hand-printed.