Yoshiko Yamamoto’s love of Japanese ukiyo-e informs her blockprint and letterpress art that she creates at The Arts and Crafts Press in Tacoma, WA. Letterpress printing is a relief process, the oldest form of printing, and Yoshiko is self-taught in the craft. Her style is inspired by the European Arts and Crafts movement (1880-1910) founded by William Morris which favored craft production over industrial manufacture and emphasized strong line-driven designs sourced from nature. Committed to creating things of beauty, art for her is a way of life.
Mark Markley photographs