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10 / Eeormoo? — Prints

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A menagerie of wishful thinking
A series of rhymes about animals who dream of being other animals.

A modest set of limited edition letterpress prints.
by Jim Sutherland & Kelvyn Laurence Smith.

10 individual wishful prints . . .
(The Menagerie)

Hattie the Owl
Horace the Sheep
Radish the Rabbit
Boris the Pig
Nellie the Elephant
Edith the Bird
Leo the Lion
Cecil the Snake
Clio the Cat
Doris the Cow

20 of each
prints 550 x 360mm

£75 unframed / £130 framed
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09 / Eeormoo?

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A menagerie of wishful thinking

A series of rhymes about animals who dream of being other animals.
A collaboration by Jim Sutherland & Kelvyn Laurence Smith.
Edition of 1,000 books & set of limited edition letterpress prints.
£25

written by Jim Sutherland
Designed, set & printed at
Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop
Kennington, London, Autumn 2016.

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IMG_2670Some double page spreads finalised before binding.

Wood type on the stone.

Limited edition Prints drying in the rack & Laser cut animals patiently sitting in the galley . . .

IMG_2664Detail of The Menagerie — Drawn by Becky Sutherland & Laser cut by Mark Harmsworth.

The Sutherl& rhymes — set ranged-left on a 20 pica measure.
Locked-up in a forme & ready to proof.
All type set in 12pt Monotype Clarendon 12.

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07 / 3 Pencils —

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Letterpress print —
Designed / set & printed (Autumn 2015)
in various Grotesque & Egyptian wood types.

Printed in Metallic Gold & Grey inks
with a credit set in 14pt Grotesque 6 (Stephenson Blake)

Printed in a Limited edition of 24
on 140gsm Zerkall Smooth
(4 deckle edges)
final sheet size ? x 760mm (? x 30 inches).

Signed by the Artists.
£250 unframed / £380 framed

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Wood Type Gold Forme on the Vandercook Universal IV Press.

Metal Type — ‘Graphite’ Forme & first proofs in Blue.
£250 unframed / £380 framed


 

06 / 23.5° — Heart / Earth

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Letterpress print —
Designed / set & printed (Winter 2013)
in 20 Line Slab Serif wood type.

Printed in Rubine Red ink
with a credit set in Monotype Baskerville Old Face (169) Roman / Italic & Small Caps.

Printed in a Limited edition of 24
on 280gsm BFK Rives Grey
(3 deckle & 1 trimmed edge)
final sheet size 560 x 760mm (22 x 30 inches).

Signed by the Artists
£250 unframed / £380 framed
to buy the limited edition print — click here

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The first proofs of the title & credit in 14pt Baskerville Old Face on newsprint.

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The Original  ‘HearTh!’ (30 Line Grot condensed bold ) setting.

Initial composition proofs on newsprint in Grot condensed.

Grot condensed bold trial colours & final Rubine Red in 20 Line Slab Serif.

£250 unframed / £380 framed
to buy the the limited edition print — click here


 

05 / Fig.1

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Letterpress print —
Designed / set & printed (Winter 2013)
in various Grotesques & Egyptian wood types.

Printed in Metallic Bronze ink
with a credit set in 14pt Monotype Baskerville Old Face (169) Roman / Italic & Small Caps.

Printed in a Limited edition of 24
on 280gsm Somerset Black
(3 deckle & 1 trimmed edge)
final sheet size 560 x 760mm (22 x 30 inches).

Signed by the Artists
£300 unframed / £430 framed
to buy the limited edition print — click here

 The Initial proofs in black ink, cut & carefully pasted onto newsprint.

Detail of the reverse of the final printing form with intricate paper ‘Make ready’.
The different colour papers all have a different thickness to help level the wood type ready for printing.

Initial proof of ‘credit’ printed on newsprint for position & refinement.

The Final ‘forme’, made-up & locked in position onto the Vandercook Universal IV Press.

£300 unframed / £430 framed
to buy the limited edition print — click here


 

04 / Opening Moves

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Letterpress print —
Designed / set & printed (Autumn 2015)
over ‘Black Check’
in Black & Metallic Silver
with typographic moves in 72pt Grotesque 9 (Stephenson Blake)

Printed in 4 Limited Editions of 6
1 / The Initial Position
2 / Bishop’s Opening
3 / King’s Gambit
4 / Petrov’s Defence

on 140gsm Zerkall Smooth
(4 deckle edges)
final sheet size 535 x 760mm (21 x 30 inches).

Signed by the Artists.
£250 unframed / £380 framed
buy the limited edition prints here.

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om_petrov.detailOpening Moves — Petrov’s Defence:
(also called Petroff’s Defence, Russian Game and Russian Defence)
is a chess opening characterised by the following moves:
1. e4 e5 / 2. Ktf3 Ktf6

Though this symmetrical response has a long history,
it was first popularised by Alexander Petrov,
a Russian chess player of the mid-19th century.
In recognition of the early investigations by
the Russian masters Petrov and Carl Jaenisch,
this opening is called the Russian Game in some countries.

The Petrov has a reputation of being dull and uninspired.
However, it offers attacking opportunities for both sides,
and a few lines are quite sharp. Often a trade occurs and Black,
after gaining a tempo, has a well-placed knight.

Silver composition for Petrov’s Defence.

Early newsprint proofs in 72pt Grot 9.

03 / Black Check

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Black Check

Letterpress print —
Designed / set & printed (Autumn 2015)
in Black ink
with Chess references & credits in Grotesque 51
Printed in a Limited Edition of 24
on 140gsm Zerkall Smooth
(4 deckle edges)
final sheet size 535 x 760mm (21 x 30 inches).

Signed by the Artists
£200 unframed / £330 framed
to buy the limited edition print — click here

Letterpress ‘mount blocks’ raised to printing height & locked into a ‘Forme’.


Newsprint paste-up

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£200 unframed / £230 framed
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02 / White Check

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Letterpress print —
Designed / set & printed (Winter 2013)
in various Metal Type Borders & Ornaments,
with Chess references & credits in Grotesque 51.

Printed in Metallic Silver ink
in a signed Limited Edition of 24
on 280gsm Somerset Black
(3 deckle & 1 trimmed edge)
final sheet size 560 x 760mm (22 x 30 inches).

Signed by the Artists
£300 unframed / £430 framed
to buy the limited edition print — click here

 Various Metal Type Borders & Ornaments on Mr Smith’s workshop ‘slope’.

Initial newsprint proofs & detail of final Print

The final ‘Ornamented’ Chess board ‘Forme’.

Final print
£300 unframed / £430 framed
to buy the limited edition print — click here


 

01 / Original Workshop

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Original Letterpress workshop (Summer 2012).

Early test wood type settings for SUTHERL&SMITH logo.

First  Letterpress composition from Mr Sutherl& – where the use of the ‘&’ was introduced.