Oxford Guild of Printers

New work 2021

11 February 2021

Delicate Words and Lilac Threads by Mary Dickinson

Muttons & Nuts

Letterpress printed hand-bound book of poetry with artwork printed digitally on beautiful 190gsm Bockingford inkjet paper. The cover cloth has been screen printed by Miscprintco in three colours with illustrations by Christine and Pheobe Law. The book is an edition of twenty-five copies.

The book is a celebration of some of Mary Dickinson’s poetry and art that has been collated by her family. Writing and art was her way of dealing with emotions and episodes in her life and her unique way of seeing the world, expressing grief, love and illness, through nature, events and landscape.

Thank you to the family of Mary Dickinson for commissioning me to print this book for them and to Miscprintco for screen printing the book cloth.

11 February 2021

Thirty More Years ~ Bookplates 1990-2020 by Simon Brett

The Reading Room Press

The two previous books about Simon’s ex libris [Klaus Rodel, Frederckshavn 1982 and Fleece Press 1989] were by the late Brian North Lee, that doyen of the genre. Here the text is by the artist himself. 190 copies set in Perpetua, printed with an Albion on Zerkall paper. Case-bound in quarter-cloth. Of the sixty-eight plates commissioned since 1990, thirty-four are reproduced, all but two from the wood. In addition, the first 100 copies ordered will have an additional bookplate tipped in, the 150th, printed and signed by the artist.

Price: £75 + P. & P.