Books and Broadsides

This is my book 'Song of Salmon'; a hand bound, illustrated accordian book, printed at the Penland School of Crafts in a (very) limited edition. It was set in Bembo type, and printed on damp St. Armand paper with a #4 Vandercook proofing press (named Buddy) and a whole lotta love. I am completing the binding at home in Cape Breton. A limited number of copies will be available for sale soon.

Open the embossed cover and peek inside....

Each stanza faces a two-colour reduction linoleum cut.

All I can say is that this kind of photography is not my strength!
Better pictures coming soon.

With the accordian fold extended, you get an idea of how all the images work together to show
the salmon on their journey.

Here are the blocks, carved for the first colour (posed for style!).
Below are five broadsides I made from the poem and images - each stanza
with its corresponding illustration. Printed in editions of 12, copies are
available for sale.