Archive for the ‘Leonard Baskin’ Category

A New Site for Horton Tank Graphics

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009


Art Larson has just published a new site showcasing his work as a letterpress printer in Hadley, Massachusetts. Art began his printing career in 1979, working with Harold McGrath and Barry Moser at the Hampshire Typothetae in Northampton, Massachusetts. From 1984 through 1987, he worked with Dan Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress before establishing his own shop, Horton Tank Graphics, in 1987.

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Moser's portrait of Larson as Victor Frankenstein

Since then he’s printed 30(!) editions for Leonard Baskin’s Gehenna Press, and dozens more for The Limited Editions Club, Pennyroyal PressELM Press, Wiesedruck, and  Double Elephant Press. Art specializes in composing insanely complicated pages (see the Gehenna Icones Librorum) and insanely complicated damp printing. He knows how to get things done.  Learn all about Art at

—Michael Russem

Leonard Baskin’s dawings for the Iliad on display

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Drawing by Leonard baskin for 'The Iliad'

Leonard Baskin’s dawings for the Iliad are on display at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota from March 27 to June 19. The exhibit addresses the nature of war, including genocide. The Holocaust paintings of Fritz Hirschberger are also part of the exhibit, which is co-sponsored with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota. The Republican Eagle reports on the exhibit here, and further information about the exhibit and the Anderson Center can be seen here. Some of these images  can be seen on the Gary-Donalds Arts website.

Heads up: The Fall issue of Parenthesis will feature an essay on Leonard Baskin as printer and book designer, drawn from over 40 hours of recorded interviews. Parenthesis is issued twice a year to members of the FPBA. To become a member, click here.

–Paul Razzell