WAYZGOOSE: Saturday April 27th

Here’s a great show that features engravers, small letterpress printshops, unbelievable bookbinding and many related artisans as well as printing ephemera and books.

….and us, Raven Press.

Come early, see the show then take a hike along a wooded trail on top of the nearby Niagara Escarpment!

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Snowy Road, one of a series of Ontario’s bank barns.

I editioned this years ago but something about it always bugged me so it was relegated to a drawer. Two weeks ago I sliced a lot of roadway from the bottom of the plate and all of a sudden the eye was drawn to the barn, not the road!

These are printed in black with an image area of 35.5×58.5 cm (14×23″).

An explanation of the process.

At last night’s show I tried to explain how the plates were printed and used. I didn’t have any sample bits there to make it easy to explain so I’m posting these pics which, hopefully, explain it all.

The bulk of my engraving is done with ‘V’ shaped knives like the one shown but on these plates I used a drimmel in order to get more organic looking shapes. The inset pic shows how everything BUT the image is cut away.

The progressive sheet shows how a three colour print comes together.