Challenger Linoleum Cutting
The beginning stage of the Space Shuttle Challenger linocut.
Cutting Straight Lines
A steel ruler was used as a guide when cutting the straight edges of the spacecraft.
Cutting Tiniest Details
An x-acto knife was used for cutting the very small graphic details of the linoleum cut.
The finished linoleum cutting block locked-up in the letterpress machine and ready to print.
Space Shuttle Challenger Proof
A nearly finished last proof pulled of the linoleum print.
White Background Block
A semi-opaque white ink was used for the overall background effect on the prints.
Printing Final Color
Cover page of the Enquirer newspaper with the white background printed and ready to feed into the letterpress for the final black impression.
Run of Newspaper Pages
The prints laid out to dry after the final color is run.
Finished Letterpress Monoprints
The finished Space Shuttle Challenger linoleum prints on pages from the National Enquirer newspaper from January 28, 1986.