Here at the LEN blog we post updates, news, and tips from the Letterpress Studio at U.W.E (The University Of The West Of England). LEN sessions are held on Thursday evenings, for MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Students and Staff: to to print together, show examples of work, swap tips, discuss our research, and support each other - developing practice both individually and collaboratively.
LEN was founded by Angie Butler, PhD. student in Book Arts And Letterpress, at CFPR, UWE.
I printed a selection of a dozen x blocks on an A4 sized sheet of printing wove - double sided, so four times through the press in total - the paper was then cut and folded into a spiral form to produce a tiny A8 sized maze book.
When we describe how much we love someone or
something, we usually say … “this much,” whilst holding out our hands to
quantify a particular amount.
This little book, when fully open, simulates
that same action, and reflects the universal symbol of love sent, as the letter
X= How Much I Love You.
Letterpress printed cloth bound maze book manually typewritten text on cover 8.5cms x 6cms x 1 cm.
Angie Butler: Letterpress Printed Artists' Books