To mark the centenary year of Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press and mark their contribution to printing, art, literature and book culture; the University of Reading called for local artists to submit letterpress and hand-printed works; to an exhibition that will coincide with an display of Hogarth Press materials at Special Collections from June to September 2017 and during the annual conference on Virginia Woolf.
While a printmaker familiar with other methods of relief printing I am new to letterpress and my recently aquired Adana Press. I took the opportunity to a make a linocut; mounted to type-high. The flower motif reminds of those in Vanessa Bell’s book jackets. The text is a photopolymer plate, also mounted type-high; the font, SansGill is designed by Eric Gill, the English sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement.
I have used a primary colour palette on Zerkhall paper 225 gsm.
I hope it fits the bill …