Celebrating Tacoma's history, Yoshiko created a new blockprint poster of the building where her studio is located. Known as Tillicum Building, it was originally built for the Tillicum Toy Company in 1929 on Route 99. Once the largest wooden toy manufacturer in the Pacific Northwest, the company ceased operation within a few years due to the Great Depression. The building was subsequently taken over by a variety of companies many of which were food manufacturing companies such as Darigold. Today when we drive by South Tacoma Way (old Highway 99), we can still see the original 1920’s exteriors, especially the castle-like whimsical structure in front. It is said that this fantastical structure was originally designed as a site for making sturdy wooden toys for children, bringing them fun and dreams. Signed & numbered by the artist.
Our block print frames are made by Dard Hunter Studios in Ohio using quarter-sawn white oak. Mortise-and-tenon edges, Craftsman Oak finish. (Please note: this item does not come matted. Unmated version will come with backing board and sleeve for easy protection.)
Edition size: 100
Paper size: 10" x 13 ½"
Frame size: 13 ½" x 20"
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