Edward Bawden at Christmas

Edward Bawden worked with London luxury provisions store Fortnum & Mason for a number years either side of World War II, designing many catalogues, menu cards, brochures and other ephemera.

Bawden's work for the store was captured in Mainstone Press' wonderful Entertaining À La Carte. Unfortunately this limited edition book sold out some time ago but copies can still be found online from time to time.

Here are a few seasonal images of Bawden's work for Fortnum & Mason.

Edward Bawden for Fortnum and Mason

Edward Bawden for Fortnum and Mason

Edward Bawden for Fortnum and Mason

Edward Bawden for Fortnum and Mason

Edward Bawden for Fortnum and Mason

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Concrete Antenna

We recently asked Cameron Duguid to created this animated film that interprets Tommy Perman's designs for the packaging of our latest Random Spectacular project, Concrete Antenna, a 12" vinyl and print set by Rob St. John, Simon Kirby and Tommy Perman. The project is inspired by the trio's sound installation at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Copies of this limited edition release can be found over at our Random Spectacular store - you can also hear what Jarvis Cocker, Stuart Maconie and Gideon Coe had to say about the release.

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Nature Study, Late Summer

Earlier in the year I was delighted to be asked by The Pallant House Gallery in Chichester to produce a new screen print to celebrate the opening of their latest exhibition, David Jones: Vision and Memory.

I've written about the inspiration for this new six colour print in the latest Pallant House Gallery magazine, but you can find out more online.

I was particularly influenced by David Jones' Flora in Calix-Light (1950) and Briar Cup (1932). Whilst working on the print I visited Kettle's Yard, focussing on the collections of natural objects such as pale grey-brown feathers scattered upon a shallow glass dish, a small glass jug of asters beside a twist of seaweed stem and Jim Ede's pebble spiral on a simple wooden table.

Angie Lewin - Nature Study, Late Summer - screenprint

Angie Lewin - Nature Study, Late Summer - screenprint

Angie Lewin - Nature Study, Late Summer - screenprint

Angie Lewin - Nature Study, Late Summer - screenprint

Angie Lewin - Nature Study, Late Summer - screenprint

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Stopping by Woods

I'm pleased to announce the launch of my latest small wood engraving, Stopping By Woods. Inspired by a favourite Robert Frost poem, this wintry print makes use of a rather unusually shaped end grain block that I'd been waiting to find a use for. Find out more

Angie Lewin - Stopping by Woods - wood engraving

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Christmas at Camelot

We're delighted to announce the launch of a new screen print by artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins, another collaboration with our friend Daniel Bugg of the Penfold Press.

Christmas at Camelot is the first in a series of fourteen prints based on the medieval poem 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'.

You may have seen Clive's 'Hansel and Gretel' contribution to our second Random Spectacular journal. We'll be publishing a Random Spectacular special expanding on this in 2016. We recently had the pleasure of talking to Grafik magazine about our Random Spectacular imprint. Read in full

Find out more about Christmas at Camelot

Clive Hicks-Jenkins - Christmas at Camelot

Clive Hicks-Jenkins - Christmas at Camelot

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Type

We've been busy getting our letterpress studio back up and running, cleaning type and getting ourselves organised. We'll keep you posted with our progress. Here's some Signal and Gill Sans Condensed wood type, along with some freshly cast Scotch Roman from our friends at Hand & Eye.

Wooden type - Signal

Wooden type - Gill Sans Condensed

Scotch Roman

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Mark Hearld’s York studio

Photographer Alun Callender recently visited the York studios of artists Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton, to take some photographs for a St Jude's Fabrics booklet we'll be publishing in 2016. We'll share some of the images of Emily's studio soon, but in the meantime, here are a few photographs of Mark at work and whilst visiting his current exhibition at York Art Gallery, The Lumber Room - Unimagined Treasures.

Mark Hearld

Mark Hearld

Mark Hearld

Mark Hearld

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