Salvador Pizarro

El Cincuate, published in 1998 by young printmaker Salvador Pizarro from Mexico is a very impressive book. Number 1 of the print run, the copy of Hambis Printmaking Museum, consists of 10 linocuts. Moreover, the double page with the names of the artists and the reviewer of the text, the cover and the back cover – colophon are also linocuts. They are all signed by the printmaker using a pencil. In order to publish a traditional folk tale of Mexico, Pizarro brings back to life the oldest technique of printed book, the block-book where both the text and the picture are cut into the wood block.