12" x 18" Framed Limited edition letterpress prints, printed on cotton
James Lewis Tucker was born in 1984 in Red Bank, NJ and grew up on the Jersey Shore. He has a BFA in printmaking from Maryland Institute College of Art. After college and a series of apprenticeships at letterpress shops, he moved to San Francisco in 2007 to pursue a career in printmaking and design. His letterpress shop and design studio, The Aesthetic Union, opened in 2013. James leads a design and print team who work with individuals to create traditional printed matter using contemporary techniques. James also uses the shop’s presses to produce limited edition prints and large mono prints. He experiments in watercolor, performance, and writing. James is inspired by the California landscape, structuralism, modernism and minimalist and ancient poetry.