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THE FOLIO SOCIETY AND THE 'AURORA AUSTRALIS'
To accompany the recent release of the Folio Society’s facsimile of Aurora Australis - the book at the heart of the St James Park Press’ An Albion in the Antarctic - an accompanying booklet and essay was produced, entitled Printed at the Sign of the Penguins. Kindly referenced in the essay was the author’s note, ‘I also learned from something wonderful, the recent private press monograph… An Albion in the Antarctic’.
[A limited edition facsimile of An Albion in the Antarctic is in production and will be announced soon]
REAL & VIRTUAL FAIRS AND EXHIBITIONS (oct - dec 2021)
Since the slow release from lockdown following the Covid pandemic, the Press has taken part in the: Oak Knoll Fest XXI Virtual Press Book Fair (28-30 Oct), Ludlow Fine Press Fair (6/7 Nov), Reed Contemporary Book’s Fine Press exhibition, ‘To Have & To Hold’ (15 – 27 Nov), a window display at 401 ½ Studios (18 Nov – ), and Art Worker’s Guild Bloomsbury Jamboree (11/12 Dec).
A TRIBUTE TO JOHN RANDLE (2021)
‘Ode to an Old Face’, a short poem printed on the Albion Press on Barcham Green’s Crisbrook yellow paper, in a limited number, for presentation to John Randle of the Whittington Press as a tribute to his work. It was an honour to be invited to contribute to a collaboration with other selected printers.
OXFORD GUILD OF PRINTERS MEMBERS LIST 2021/22
Printed on the Arab Press in four colour runs, a Mondrian Typecase was produced in a limited number of ‘registered’ copies as a small broadside, as well as for use in an ‘un-registered’ form - along with printed text in light grey - as folded covers for the new Oxford Guild of Printers Members List.
JOURNAL ARTICLES IN 2021
Articles on An Albion in the Antarctic and King Arthur appear respectively in Parenthesis Issue 40 (Journal of the Fine Press Book Association, edited by Sebastian Carter) and Multiples Issue 49 (Journal of the Society of Wood Engravers).
PAT RANDLE & NOMAD LETTERPRESS
A great pleasure to assist Pat Randle on the Stanhope Press at Ditchling, for his superb 'Disruption, Devotion + Distribution' [December 2020] and for his kind acknowledgment within the edition.
WOOD-ENGRAVING FOR MILTON'S COTTAGE
Early original wood-engraving of Milton's Cottage, printed from the original block. Printed in November 2020 on an Albion Press, on white Japanese paper, tipped into a Canson Mi-Teintes folder printed in red and black Bold Script wood type, and a colophon in founders 12pt Koch Antiqua. The edition is limited to only: 16 copies for Milton's Cottage and 25 copies retained by the Press (275 x 187.5mm).
EPHEMERA FOR THE CHESTNUT PRESS
Thaw, by Edward Thomas. Printed in 2019 on an Albion Press, handset in 22pt Dante Italic type, in black and silver ink, on three paper stocks (115 x 160mm). The edition is limited to only: 8 copies on Irish Hand Made paper from the Salvage Press, 32 copies on white Kozo Cho Junpaku from Sennelier (Paris), and 43 copies on Zerkall paper from John Purcell.
MOBY DICK EXTRACTS FOR THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY
Printed in 2019, for the Bodleian Library, on an Arab Press, in Albertus type, in blue and grey ink, on Somerset paper from St Cuthbert's Mill (320 x 420mm). Featuring a line-block illustration by Garrick Palmer. The edition is limited to 35 copies.
SHOW OF HANDS: EXHIBITION
Printed in 2019 for the Michael Turner Albion Press Room at Bath Spa University, on an Albion Press, in Argentine, Runic, Thorowgood, Edina, Mosaic and Caslon Old Face type, on antique laid paper (316 x 190 mm) and Abbey Mills Greenfield.
TERM CARD FOR THE CAMBRIDGE BIBLIOPHILES
Printed in 2019, for the Cambridge Bibliophiles, on a Columbian Press from 1862, in the Historical Print Room at Cambridge University Library, in Brook type from the Eragny Press, designed by Lucien Pissarro, and Lettres Ornees, on watermarked Abbey Mills Greenfield paper.
CURWEN PRESS: PATTERN PAPERS
Printed in 2018 on an Albion Press, in 72pt Festival type, on 400gsm BFK Rives paper (420 x 300mm). Featuring original Curwen Press pattern papers from a disbound copy of A Specimen Book of Pattern Papers (1928). The edition is limited to 16 numbered copies only.
Q&A PRINTWEEK MAGAZINE
Invited to a Q&A for Printweek magazine in 2018.
OXFORD FINE PRESS FAIR 2018
Showcasing the latest editions at the 2018 Oxford Fine Press Fair.
ARTICLE FOR DOUBLE DAGGER MAGAZINE
A tongue-in-cheek Diary of the Press published in Double Dagger magazine in 2017.
THE HOGARTH PRESS: CENTENARY EXHIBITION
For the Museum of English Rural Life
Printed for the Hogarth Press: Centenary Exhibition for the Museum of English Rural Life, in 2017 on an Albion Press, in Dante type, cast for the Curwen Press, on 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching (417 x 293mm). Featuring Hogarth Press covers printed by giclée. The edition limited to 34 numbered copies only.
EDITION PRINTED FOR THE CHESTNUT PRESS
The Fallow Deer at the Lonely House by Thomas Hardy
(Chestnut Press, 2017)
A poem by Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928), first published in 1922.
Printed for the Chestnut Press in October 2017 on an Albion Press, in the first letterpress use of Romanée MA Open, roman and italic, Mark Askam’s digital rework of Jan van Krimpen’s Romanée, in pale blue-grey and black ink, on cream Bunkoshi Japanese handmade paper (125 x 85mm). Featuring a digitally drawn silhouette of a Fallow Deer stag by Askam. Bound in a pale blue-grey handmade paper cover made by Twelve by Eight Press. (4pp).
The edition was limited to 30 copies only (Special Edition numbered i-vi, printed with silver ink, and the Ordinary Edition numbered 1-24).
SHAKESPEARE'S SONNET FOR THE BODLEIAN
Printed in 2016, for the Bodleian Library in Oxford, on an Albion Press from 1827 at the Historical Print Room at Cambridge University Library, in 18pt Golden Cockerel type, and 12pt Joanna, cast at the Whittington Press, both designed by Gill, in blue and black ink, on watermarked ‘Holland’ 130gsm thin Imitation Japanese vellum from T.N. Lawrence (313 x 479mm). Featuring a line-block illustration by Lettice Sandford. In the library's collection shelfmark Rec.a.36.
ephemera for the oxford guild of printers
Printed in 2015 on an Albion Press for the Oxford Guild of Printers, at the premises of I.M. Imprimit, in 24pt Abbey Text, gifted in part from the Quarto Press, and 16pt Centaur, cast at the Whittington Press, on dampened 170gsm Zerkall paper (146 x 208mm). Featuring a linocut by Mark Arman in celebration of his Workshop Press. The edition was limited to 200 copies only (numbers 81-200 for the Oxford Guild of Printers ephemeral exchange).