2020 Vision Nineteen wood engravers, one collector and the artists who inspired them.

ISBN: 9781854281241
Author(s): Compiled and introduced by Nigel Hamway. Edited by Peter Lawrence
Format: hardback
Year published: 2020
Publisher: Nomad Letterpress & The Society of Wood Engravers
Publisher Location: Cheltenham
Total Pages: 100
Illustrations: Illustrated


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Twenty years ago Nigel Hamway wandered into the Society of Wood Engravers annual exhibition in Oxford. Hilary Paynter and Pete Lawrence were invigilating. By the end of the day he was not only Treasurer of the Society, but he had established friendships which are growing to this day. For 2020 Vision, Nigel has asked nineteen of his favourite engravers to choose a major artistic influence, write an introduction about why they feel this way and, wherever possible, to work on a new engraving which sits side-by-side in the book with an engraving or illustration by their ‘inspirer’. The result, printed by Nomad Letterpress at the Whittington Press, places the engravings of twentieth century greats – John Farleigh, John Nash, Monica Poole, Geoffrey Wales, Gertrude Hermes et al. – alongside today’s artists and presents the viewer with a snapshot of the changing nature of the engravers’ craft. Patrick Randle has written a Preface about the challenges of working with the engravings and the different approaches to wood, make-ready and inking required for each block.

Limited to 340 numbered copies, of which this is one of 290 ‘C’ copies bound thus. Printed on Zerkall mould-made paper using Monotype Perpetua (Series 239)




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