David Wolske

Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

  • dwolske@indiana.edu

Biography

David Wolske received a B.A. in Studio Art from Marian University, Indianapolis, Indiana, and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. His work is exhibited and collected around the world. He regularly teaches typography, graphic design, letterpress printing, and book arts classes and workshops across the United States. David’s work reveals an affinity for handset wood and metal type, but also enthusiastically incorporates digital tools, computer software, and design thinking into a manual workflow that draws heavily on the traditions of letterpress and fine art printmaking.

Much of his artistic output explores the potential of letterpress printing as a medium for creative, non-commercial printmaking. Wolske attempts to create abstract compositions that honor the history of wood type while striving to evolve and extend its visual vocabulary. Often over the past decade, this has been achieved through a process of addition, printing layer upon layer until the rectilinear nature of the process is concealed.