TONE, TEXTURE, LIGHT & SHADE: A BARNETT FREEDMAN PICTURE ALBUM
Rogerson, Ian (intro)
First edition. The Fleece Press has just released their new title: Tone, Texture, Light & Shade - a tribute to Barnett Freedman, one of the great graphic designers of the twentieth century. A designer of many ephemeral items and posters, Freedman was also a painter who, after his third enrollment attempt, attended Royal College of Art in the 1920s. This new publication presents samples of his work and an introduction by Ian Roberson. Printed in an edition of 330 copies, with an original tipped-in lithographic illustration from one of Barnett's books and ten folding tipped-in illustrations, some letterpress, on the final stock of high-quality Parilux paper by J. W. Northend, Sheffield. All copies are quarter bound in cloth and a truly stunning Freedman patterned paper.
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> UNITED KINGDOM
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> Lee, Brian North (editor), DEAREST JOANA, A SELECTION OF JOAN HASSALL'S LIFETIME LETTERS AND ART.
> Thompson, L. F. (foreword), GRAVEN IMAGES: A PORTFOLIO OF NINETEENTH CENTURY WOOD ENGRAVINGS PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL BLOCKS
Trade edition. Matrix 30, which celebrates the fourth decade of the series. Its customary diverse range of topics includes Kenneth Tynan, the diaries of Tirzah Ravilious, letters from Edward Gordon Craig to his grandson, the Septentrio Press, wood type from the Hamilton Type Museum, printers obituaries, Brazilian favela printing, the Art and Technics series, Klingspor Typefoundry, engraving on the Mississippi, Rowley Atterbury and the Westerham Press, the wood-engravings of Geoffrey Miller, and much else besides, including a rich and varied mixture of broadsides, engravings and prints.
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