Cool Hunting Video: Thornwillow Press

From papermaking to printing and publishing, this upstate NY-based company does it all while keeping modern technology at arm's length

When upstate in Newburgh, NY recently, we visited Thornwillow Press headquarters. Founder Luke Ives Pontifell (who started the company in 1985 as a labor of love) guided us through his diverse collection of printing processes and presses, as well as his eclectic anthology of original published works. Offering a high honor to the written word, Thornwillow Press preserves antiquated printmaking and book-binding techniques and shares …

Interview: Gary Taxali

The multi-media artist discusses balancing commercial and personal work and the perils of a blank white page

Art and commerce are traditionally thought of as opposing forces. Of course, this is especially true for artists who’s work lands on both advertisements and gallery walls. Finding inspiration from commercial work while maintaining a sense of integrity in the art world is no easy task, but Toronto-based artist Gary Taxali proves it’s not only possible but, at times, beneficial. Taxali is set to open …

Semblance 16 Print by Von

The British illustrator uses photopolymer technology to create a limited edition, contemporary portraiture print

London-based illustrator Von is no stranger to Cool Hunting, we’ve featured his distinctive monochromatic artwork several times in recent years, because it never ceases to impress us. His latest work, a limited edition Intaglio Gravure print, is no exception. “With this new image from the ongoing Semblance series, I really wanted to take it as an opportunity to embrace a different type of fine art …