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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

The 2009 Oxford Fine Press Book Fair

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Awards Given at the 2009 Oxford Fine Press Book FairAmong the many highlights of this year’s Oxford Fine Press Book Fair were the Judges Choice Awards for best books in show and the Gregynog Prize for the finest letterpress book.The Judges for the Judges Choice Awards were Jerry Cinamon, Dennis Hall, and Sebastian Carter, and the five awards went to the following presses (listed in alphabetical order:Circle Press for The Burning of the Books, with Ron King’s wonderful gravure printsRussell Maret’s amazing tour de force of letterpress colour work, Aethelwold, EtcParvenu Press for Carolyn Trant’s haunting take on the fairy story, And other Fairy TalesShirley Sharoff for her extraordinary book construction The Waves; andWhittington Press for Portmeirion, in which Leslie Gerry’s digital prints show how electronic printing can become an autograph medium.Each press received a certificate specially inscribed by the calligrapher Andy Moore.The Gregynog Prize was awards to Abigail Rorer of the Lone Oak Press for her Mimpish Squinnies, a collection of colour wood engravings showing unusual botanical prints. The judges were David Butcher, Gaylord Schanilec, and David Vickers. Abigial received a prize of £500.Thanks to Sebastian Carter for notes on the prizes. A full report of the 2009 Oxford Fine Press Book Fair will appear in the Spring 2010 issue of Parenthesis.

The biennial Oxford Fine Press Book Fair is a must-see exhibition of fine press books from around the world. Over sixty presses from the UK, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, USA, Canada, exhibit their work plus specialist book dealers and trade stands will make this the usual not-to-be-missed weekend.
This year’s programme of lectures included Ian Rogerson  discussing developments on printing colour up to 1939, Peter Lawrence and Simon Brett reflecting on the 25th anniversary of the re-foundation of the Society of Wood Engravers), Jeremy Greenwood talked about the wood-engravings of Eric Ravilious, and Nicholas and Mary Parry  discussed their work at the Tern Press.
Among the many highlights of this year’s Oxford Fine Press Book Fair were the Judges Choice Awards for best books in show and the Gregynog Prize for the finest letterpress book.
The Judges for the Judges Choice Awards were Jerry Cinamon, Dennis Hall, and Sebastian Carter, and the five awards went to the following presses (listed in alphabetical order:
Circle Press for The Burning of the Books, with Ron King’s wonderful gravure prints
Russell Maret’s amazing tour de force of letterpress colour work, Aethelwold, Etc
Parvenu Press for Carolyn Trant’s haunting take on the fairy story, And other Fairy Tales
Shirley Sharoff for her extraordinary book construction The Waves; and
Whittington Press for Portmeirion, in which Leslie Gerry’s digital prints show how electronic printing can become an autograph medium.
Each press received a certificate specially inscribed by the calligrapher Andy Moore.
The Gregynog Prize was awards to Abigail Rorer of the Lone Oak Press for her Mimpish Squinnies, a collection of colour wood engravings showing unusual botanical prints. The judges were David Butcher, Gaylord Schanilec, and David Vickers. Abigial received a prize of £500.
Thanks to Sebastian Carter for notes on the prizes. A full report of the 2009 Oxford Fine Press Book Fair will appear in the Spring 2010 issue of Parenthesis.

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The biennial Oxford Fine Press Book Fair is a must-see exhibition of fine press books from around the world. Over sixty presses from the UK, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, USA, Canada, exhibit their work plus specialist book dealers and trade stands make this a not-to-be-missed weekend.

This year’s programme of lectures included Ian Rogerson  discussing developments on printing colour up to 1939, Peter Lawrence and Simon Brett reflecting on the 25th anniversary of the re-foundation of the Society of Wood Engravers), Jeremy Greenwood talked about the wood-engravings of Eric Ravilious, and Nicholas and Mary Parry  discussed their work at the Tern Press.

Among the many highlights of this year’s Oxford Fine Press Book Fair were the Judges Choice Awards for best books in show and the Gregynog Prize for the finest letterpress book.

The judges for the Judges Choice Awards were Jerry Cinamon, Dennis Hall, and Sebastian Carter, and the five awards went to the following presses (listed in alphabetical order:

  • Circle Press for The Burning of the Books, with Ron King’s wonderful gravure prints
  • Russell Maret’s amazing tour de force of letterpress colour work, Aethelwold, Etc
  • Parvenu Press for Carolyn Trant’s haunting take on the fairy story, And other Fairy Tales
  • Shirley Sharoff for her extraordinary book construction The Waves
  • Whittington Press for Portmeirion, in which Leslie Gerry’s digital prints show how electronic printing can become an autograph medium.

Here’s a few photos of the Judges Choice winners:

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Visitors visibly impressed with Russel Maret’s letterpress tour de force Aethelwold, Etc.

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Carolyn Trant’s And other Fairy Tales (Parvenu Press).

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Leslie Gerry and his vivid Portmeilion (Whittington Press). Each press received a certificate specially inscribed by the calligrapher Andy Moore.

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The Gregynog Prize was awards to Abigail Rorer of the Lone Oak Press (shown above with Leonard Seastone) for her Mimpish Squinnies, a collection of colour wood engravings showing unusual botanical specimens. The judges were David Butcher, Gaylord Schanilec, and David Vickers. Abigial received a prize of £500.

Thanks to Sebastian Carter and Martyn Ould for notes on the prizes. A full report of the 2009 Oxford Fine Press Book Fair will appear in the Spring 2010 issue of Parenthesis. To become a member of the Fine Press Book Association and receive a subscription to Parenthesis, click here.

— Paul Razzell

The 40th Whittington Summer Show: September 5, 2009

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

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On the afternoon of Saturday 5th September the Whittington Press will hold its annual open day, coinciding as usual with the Whittington Summer Show. Several other presses, a marbler, a typefounder, a bookseller and a paper merchant will also be showing their wares. The Whittington Press will be showing off its latest publications.

As the poster shows, there will be other attractions as well, including a fun dog show and scurry, crafts, flowers, garden produce, dancing and music.

Whittington is 5 miles east of Cheltenham [or 40 miles west of Oxford], just off the A40.

— Paul Razzell