Archive for the ‘Whittington Press’ 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

News from Whittington Press

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

John Randle just announced that the Whittington Press has a new website that includes lots of information on upcoming titles as well as a brief history of the press. What else is new at Whittington? Lost and Found: Rachel Reckitt’s wood-engravings for The Mill on the Floss, A Vision of Order: 35 linocuts by Andrew Anderson (for more on printing A Vision of Order, there’s a blog put together by the printer, Tom Mayo – it’s low on content now, so maybe bookmark it and check back later), and of course another issue of Matrix on the way.

Although it’s not new, I have to mention a book that I noticed while looking around the new site. Portmeiron was published in January 2009, but I hadn’t heard anything about it. If the one image from it (reproduced here) is any indication, Portmeiron is a pretty stunning book!

— John Russell

You’re invited to the 2010 Fine Press Book Association Picnic at Whittington

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

We hope you will be able to join us at Whittington on Sunday 29th May for the second Fine Press Book Association picnic, from noon onwards. Please bring a picnic, and guests if you wish, and join us in the garden at Whittington Court. There will be printing and typecasting at the Whittington Press, and Jerry Stringer’s fabric printing workshop will be open on the top floor of the house. Tea will be available at the Court. Tables will be available at the Court if you wish to bring items of printing equipment or type for sale (please let us know beforehand if you do). We hope this will be a good opportunity for members to get to know one another, and we hope to see you then. Please let us know if you are able to come, and how many you are likely to be (if you have not already done so), so we can get an idea of numbers.

Whittington is 5 miles east of Cheltenham, just off the A40 towards Oxford.

R.S.V.P. whittingtonpress@tiscali.co.uk
or Whittington Press, Whittington Court, nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 4HF
Wood engraving on the printed invitation is by Hellmuth Weissenborn

— John and Rose Randle

FPBA members exhibit their works at the Bath Literature Festival

Monday, February 1st, 2010

A number of FPBA members will be showing their artists’ books, calligraphy, and prints during the Bath Literature Festival at the Gallery in Chapel Row, Bath from February 13 to March 2, 2010. The list of exhibitors includes Susan Allix, Olivia Clifton-Bligh, Gwasg Gregynog, Impact Press, Incline Press, Inky Parrot Press, Spoon Print Press, Mintyfresh (Kate Holland), Andy Moore, Old School Press, Old Stile Press, p’s & q’s press, Whittington Press, Woodcroft Press, and engraver Neil Bousfield.

A big thanks to Frances McDowall of the Old Stile Press for the tip. — Paul Razzell

Whittington Press’s Leaf Book Now Published

Friday, October 13th, 2006

An e-mail from Oak Knoll Books announces that the long-awaited leaf book from Whittington Press, Pages from Presses: Kelmscott, Ashendene, Doves, Eragny, Vale and Essex House, is out.  There isn’t any information on the Whittington Press website (which I don’t think has been updated in quite some time), so I’ll refer readers to Oak Knoll’s description of the book.