Continuing the lithography history, LITO reinvents the process and opens a new door to artistic creation.
Never out of fashion
Printmaking methods, have since the Han Dynasty allowed artists create many iterations of the same image. Throughout history, it served as an affordable way to communicate and share art with an ever-growing audience. It also became a fertile ground for creativity and experimentation.
At the beginning of the 20th century, art exploded and many major artists such as Marc Chagall, René Magritte or Henri Matisse explored printmaking. Pablo Picasso created over 1,000 prints from woodcuts, linocuts, lithographs, etchings, drypoints and engravings. In the century’s second half, printmaking as an art form bloomed and boomed. From Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Alex Katz, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Yayoi Kusama, to KAWS, leading artists of their time have been working with the available techniques, screen-print and later inkjet print.
It's Revolution time!
With its proprietary owned technology, LITO HI-RND blows a fresh wind on printmaking and revolutionizes its very concept.
LITO HI-RND renders the matter, the relief and the texture proper to the artists’ vocabulary and practice. It finally brings the 3rd dimension that had been lacking until now to fully share and experience the authentic mastery of an artwork.
With a team of 10 specialists, we scan, we data process, we create prototypes, we print, do the finishing, we frame, we package.
Buzz in the hub
LITO Technology Lab, located in Bregenz, Austria is where the magic happens but it is also a great interface that operates as an indispensable bridge between the artists’ visions and our special engineer’s capacities. LITO HI-RND becomes a tool to explore new art forms, dig into new concepts. Our team is constantly challenged to find creative and ingenuous solutions to anticipate and exceed the artists expectations. The phase of reflection, testing and prototyping is crucial and can take several months before finalization. It is an extremely boiling and stimulating stage.
Treasure the treasure.
The result is a new art form. A hybrid between a print, a limited edition and a unique artwork. Exclusive, the work is specifically created for and with LITO, it is printed, comes in a small and limited-run, it is signed and numbered by the hand of the artist and offers the physicality, the materiality and emotion of an authentic artwork.