Sunday, 21 October 2012

Ceramic Hand letterpress book

These are some more detailed pictures of a book I made on the MA, 'Ceramic Hand'. It's a short story about a girl who's trying to sleep, but she can't help reflecting on a shaky relationship; she's reminded of it by the tacky candle holder on her bedside table, given to her by her ex-boyfriend.

I designed and printed it in letterpress, and bound it by hand. The type is set in Walbaum font, the illustrations are linocuts and the paper is Redeem 160gsm. The colours running throughout the type and illustrations are meant to echo the text, describing the girl's mood, the shadows cast by the candle and the changing sky.

I made five copies of the book and have two left and I made a limited number of lino prints of each illustration. All are for sale! Digital prints of the book and of individual illustrations are also available on request, so if you're interested, please get in touch

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