WritersMugs is a series of block print portraits of great thinkers, authors, writers, and philosophers. Justin began creating the series in the late summer of 2003 while out of work and found a ready market for the prints. The list of authors kept growing, as a library does. There are over 200 "Mugs" in the gallery and the series continues to grow. The images are carved into linoleum or vinyl or wood, then ink is rolled over the image. High-quality rice paper is then pressed against the image to produce the print. There are 20 pressings (prints) made from each block, then the block is either kept, sold, or destroyed. The current ink used is homemade, mixed at home in small quantities.

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may you be well, may you be at peace, may you be happy, may you be liberated