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A very old savoir-faire

At the Atelier Dugrip-Picard-Jacomet, everything is done by hand, including the handcrafted paper we use.
Wood engraving as we do it nowadays reconnects with traditional craftsmanship dating back to the 15th century. It requires countless hours of work and great skill to remain truthful to the artist’s work. The colouring method follows the famous Jacomet process, invented in the early 1930’s.

The Jacomet savoir-faire

 

In 1910, Daniel Jacomet took over from André Marty, Toulouse-Lautrec’s editor. For 50 years, he printed the greatest modern artists, Picasso, Braque, Miró, Chagall, and their greatest albums (Les Bleus de Barcelone, Constellations, etc.).
His sons André and Pierre would eventually take over from him. In 1986, André and Pierre Jacomet were in turn succeeded by Bruno Jacomet, André’s son.Bruno Jacomet works on the original drawing with a stencil, and and manages to get recognition equal to the one given to processes such as lithography.

 


Atelier in Montrouge, near Paris, circa 1950

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