Woodcut Books: Yang Fuyuan and Yang Haijun

Woodcut Artists interviewed in Weifang, Shandong: Yang Fuyuan and Yang Haijun Yangjiabu in Shandong Province is also famous for its woodcut New Year pictures, which are made for the Spring Festival. They feature beautiful designs with bright, delightful colors. They fit the mood of people hoping for a happy life, a fresh start at the beginning of a year, and a new cycle of perpetual life. Popular themes for New Year pictures include the home, family blessings, the harvest, longevity, safety, and prosperity. The making of woodcut pictures involves many steps, from the initial drafting of the design to engraving the woodcut, printing with black and color inks, and finishing with detailed touch-ups.