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This very special limited edition screenprint is based on a Heroes of the Blues trading card set, and was created by Robert Crumb with the support of Alex from Wildwood Serigraphs. Crumb selected 25 cards from the 36 in the Heroes of the Blues card set, and is then made a new masthead for the edition. These are his personal selections for the print. Each portrait was scanned and colour separated followed by some considerable retouching to get the scans back as close to the original drawings as possible. The original art was covered with zip-a-tone screens, which were used to colour the art. Unfortunately, these also diffused and muddied the black lines, so for this edition Crumb did all the retouching of the scans by hand, restoring these wonderful portraits to their original quality. Pictures of the print as a work in progress are can be seen on the fascinating blog by Alex from Wildwood Serigraphs at http://rcrumb.com/bluesproject.html. Printed in 15 colours (16 screens) it was truly a labour of love for both artist and printmaker.
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