Letterpress and Bees

Two letterpress prints (one with additional lino cuts) … both new work in progress and ‘Wandering’ Book. All created as a result of my increasing interest in both our honey beesĀ  and the large number of bumble bees that have been in the garden all summer. I still have several ideas, some of which my end up in books or prints, but for now it must wait as the work I am taking to The Small Publishers FairĀ  next weekend is organised.


Original Print Books

Latest original print books.

wanderingbookwWandering (Not all who Wander are Lost) … This was inspired by reading and researching about bees and butterflies. It was made by first printing and over printing letterpress and then further overprinting with 5 different lino blocks. The book gently moves when displayed open as a result of the way in which the pages are folded.


timetidebookwTime & Tide (Wait for No-one) This book is also is letterpress here printed over a silk screen print of water patterns. The oilbased ink of letterpress has been rejected by the waterbased silk screen ink giving the appearance of the words being washed away. Each cover has a different collaged seagull flying over.


Manchester Artists Book Fair 2016

THIS WEEKEND … Manchester Artists Book Fair 2016 is on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October 10 – 5.00 in the Old Fire Station. http://www.manchesterartistsbookfair.com/ There will be loads to see along with workshops and demonstrations. This year the Book fair is part of the Manchester Design Festival and The Old Fire Station is a new Venue. http://designmcr.com/venues/london-road-fire-station I will be there with lots of new work, both illustrative and originally printed with letterpress, relief and screen.

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