Michael Bartalos

Michael Bartalos. Vostok. Medium: Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates, and screenprint on French Dur-o-Tone cover stock. Coptic-bound signatures cased in hinged wooden covers. Edition: 30 signed and numbered copies, 1 BAT, 3 PPs, 3 DPIs, 4 APs. Publisher: Dolphin Press & Print / MICA, Baltimore MD
Michael Bartalos. Vostok. Medium: Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates, and screenprint on French Dur-o-Tone cover stock. Coptic-bound signatures cased in hinged wooden covers. Edition: 30 signed and numbered copies, 1 BAT, 3 PPs, 3 DPIs, 4 APs. Publisher: Dolphin Press & Print / MICA, Baltimore MD
Michael Bartalos. 29 Degrees North : Deluxe Edition Medium: Screen print, foil stamp, ribbed Japanese bookcloth, thread and bolts.  Edition: 29 signed and numbered copies Publisher: San Francisco Center for the Book
Michael Bartalos. 29 Degrees North : Deluxe Edition Medium: Screen print, foil stamp, ribbed Japanese bookcloth, thread and bolts. Edition: 29 signed and numbered copies Publisher: San Francisco Center for the Book
Michael Bartalos. Marionettes.
Michael Bartalos. Marionettes.
Michael Bartalos. Latin Jazz Stamp.
Michael Bartalos. Latin Jazz Stamp.
Michael Bartalos. Rain Forest. (For the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco)
Michael Bartalos. Rain Forest. (For the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco)

I went for a show at the Center for the Book in San Francisco, and the book that really popped out for me was Michael Bartalos‘ 29 Degrees North.

To me, he seems to be standing at the cross-roads of Calder, Matisse, Miro, Picasso, and the Soviet Constructivist posters – how can the amalgam be anything less than brilliant!

His entire range of illustrations for the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco can be viewed at BartalosIllustration.

I know that I will be influenced by his work, particularly his animal drawings, for many years to come.

Let me know what you think!

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