Birmingprints is a collection of hand-pressed, linocut prints. Spotlighting the iconic and ordinary, places of past and present Birmingham, Alabama, the roots in this curation revolves around recreating the memories of places forgotten, demolished, and abandoned into colorful, unique, and affordable prints. All from the eyes of a Birmingham native, this series explores what one’s meaning of Birmingham is to another.
The creative child of Michael Molay, a native wallflower fascinated by the history of Birmingham since childhood, he uses a century’s old medium of linoleum to carve his art, inking them in a stamped process derived from the ancient process of printmaking.
He also enjoys plants, drawing, photography, history, and llamas, all the while talking endlessly about design and artists. While he may not be available for purchase, you can catch him loitering around his hometown of Birmingham, especially at any upcoming art shows around the city.