Archive for the ‘Hand & Eye Letterpress’ Category

Awards announced at Oxford fair

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Russell Maret, right, with Annie Schlecter


Five presses and one illustrator won awards at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair on Sunday, November 6, 2011. The five presses to receive Judges’ Choice awards were –Nikodim Press (Dimitry Sayenko, St. Petersburg, Russia), for the ABC of Fears; –Russell Maret (New York City), for Specimens of alphabets designed or revived by Russell Maret; –Susan Allix (London), for Myth; –Barbarian Press (Crispin and Jan Elsted, Mission, British Columbia, Canada), for Pericles; and –Whittington Press (John and Rosalind Randle, Leominster, Herfordshire, UK), for A Vision of Order. The Parrot Prize for best illustration in any medium went to Angela Barrett for her illustrations in the Hand and Eye Editions (London) version of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Additional random photos from the fair can be seen on the FPBA Facebook page. If you’re not on Facebook, just click here.

–Bob McCamant

The Guardian looks in on Hand and Eye Letterpress

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

FPBA member Phil Abel of Hand and Eye Letterpress was written up in Saturday’s Guardian. The writer, Jon Henley, spends most of his time explaining letterpress but it’s good to see presses covered in the mainstream media.

While we’re talking about Hand & Eye, did you know they are one of the printers of the Letterpress Shakespeare for the Folio Society?  Here’s their Hamlet:

These books are printed on Zerkall mould made paper in an edition of 3750. Most titles in the series run around $600. (In my next life I am going to be born rich instead of good-looking.) Hand & Eye do superlative jobbing work and have printed books for a number of clients including Oak Tree Fine Press. Take some time to look at Hand & Eye’s work on their website and subscribe to their blog.

— Paul Razzell