Friday, 14 March 2008

Woodman's Whippet Ale

Woodman's Whippet Ale, originally uploaded by deaconswood.

Goodness, it's been over a month since our last post - how remiss of us!

In our last post we mentioned a little surprise letterpress project we were working on - here are the results! We printed a set of beer bottle labels for our brother-in-law, James, for his birthday. Jon did a small wood engraving of a whippet for the central image, and we used Plantin 24pt for the text.

Here is the block (a 4x5cm maple block) and the type set up in the chase ready for printing.

We are both working on ideas for two large landscape relief prints at the moment, but its slow progress as this is such a busy time of year for us - we will post more details soon!


Murray said...

Lovely. Very lovely. Engraving is really nicely done and the Plantin sets it off really well. I envy skilled letterpress-press-owners!

Sarah and Jon said...

Thank you Murray!