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HAPPINESS: THE CASE AGAINST (Manifold Editions 2017) is part of a new body of work first seen in Harland Miller's solo Berlin exhibition in 2016, Tonight We Make History (P.S. I Can’t Be There) at Blain Southern. Miller is well known for his playful reinterpretations of Penguin book covers, but for the Berlin exhibition he incorporated his own designs, taking inspiration from the abstract, geometric covers of popular psychology books of the 60’s and 70’s. HAPPINESS: THE CASE AGAINST is inspired by an original work of the same name. For this publication, Miller experimented with different printmaking techniques using polymer-gravure, photo-etching and block printing to build up a painterly, and layered surface texture. 


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Polymer-gravure with photo-etching and woodcut, printed on Hahnemuhle Bright White 350gsm

Harland Miller
Harland Miller is a writer and artist. Born in Yorkshire, England in 1964, he studied at Chelsea School of Art, graduating in 1988 with an MA. A major theme in his work is the relationships between words and meaning, expressed via paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media works. Miller is probably best known for his large-scale, Photorealist paintings of Penguin book covers. The invented titles are mordant references to the gulf between representation and reality to be found in contemporary life. Miller is a critically acclaimed novelist, l 'Slow Down Arthur, Stick to Thirty' was published in 2000, and the existential challenge of writing itself is also a recurring subject of his work. Miller’s solo exhibitions include those held at the White Cube in London, Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, and the Royal Academy of Arts in London - the most recent being at Blain Southern, Berlin 2016 'Tonight We Make History (P.S. I Can’t Be There)', incorporated his own designs, taking inspiration from the abstract, geometrical covers of popular psychology books of the 60’s and 70’s.

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HAPPINESS : THE CASE AGAINST

Polymer-gravure with photo-etching and woodcut
Polymer-gravure: An image on acetate paper, Mylar True-grain, is transferred on to a polymer-gravure-plate through a light sensitive process. Photo-etching: An intaglio process in which the etching plate is coated with a light-sensitive acid-resistant ground and exposed, through a dot screen, to a photographic image. A ‘negative’ resist dissolves in the areas that are exposed to light, while hardening in areas not exposed to it. Woodcut: The woodcut is achieved by covering the side-grain wooden block surface with ink by rolling over the surface with an ink-covered roller (brayer). The impression is printed by placing the paper directly on the woodblock and then applying pressure either by hand or through a press.
Polymer-gravure with photo-etching and woodcut
Edition of 50
Signed on the front, numbered on the reverse

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98.5 x 72.5cm
38 3/4 x 28 1/2 inches

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HAPPINESS: THE CASE AGAINST (Manifold Editions 2017) is part of a new body of work first seen in Harland Miller's solo Berlin exhibition in 2016, Tonight We Make History (P.S. I Can’t Be There) at Blain Southern. Miller is well known for his playful reinterpretations of Penguin book covers, but for the Berlin exhibition he incorporated his own designs, taking inspiration from the abstract, geometric covers of popular psychology books of the 60’s and 70’s. HAPPINESS: THE CASE AGAINST is inspired by an original work of the same name. For this publication, Miller experimented with different printmaking techniques using polymer-gravure, photo-etching and block printing to build up a painterly, and layered surface texture. 

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First Name Harland
Last Name Miller
Artist Description Harland Miller is a writer and artist. Born in Yorkshire, England in 1964, he studied at Chelsea School of Art, graduating in 1988 with an MA. A major theme in his work is the relationships between words and meaning, expressed via paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media works. Miller is probably best known for his large-scale, Photorealist paintings of Penguin book covers. The invented titles are mordant references to the gulf between representation and reality to be found in contemporary life. Miller is a critically acclaimed novelist, l 'Slow Down Arthur, Stick to Thirty' was published in 2000, and the existential challenge of writing itself is also a recurring subject of his work. Miller’s solo exhibitions include those held at the White Cube in London, Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, and the Royal Academy of Arts in London - the most recent being at Blain Southern, Berlin 2016 'Tonight We Make History (P.S. I Can’t Be There)', incorporated his own designs, taking inspiration from the abstract, geometrical covers of popular psychology books of the 60’s and 70’s.
Edition of 50
Ed Date 2017
Inscriptions Signed on the front, numbered on the reverse
Short Technique Polymer-gravure with photo-etching and woodcut
Sheet Size 98.5 x 72.5cm
Sheet Size (Inches) 38 3/4 x 28 1/2 inches
Image Size N/A
Image Size (inches) N/A
Technical Description Polymer-gravure with photo-etching and woodcut, printed on Hahnemuhle Bright White 350gsm
Technique Pop ups Polymer-gravure: An image on acetate paper, Mylar True-grain, is transferred on to a polymer-gravure-plate through a light sensitive process. Photo-etching: An intaglio process in which the etching plate is coated with a light-sensitive acid-resistant ground and exposed, through a dot screen, to a photographic image. A ‘negative’ resist dissolves in the areas that are exposed to light, while hardening in areas not exposed to it. Woodcut: The woodcut is achieved by covering the side-grain wooden block surface with ink by rolling over the surface with an ink-covered roller (brayer). The impression is printed by placing the paper directly on the woodblock and then applying pressure either by hand or through a press.
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