New from Incline Press

Burin, Box & Board: Lennart Forsberg is the latest book from Incline Press. Here are some of the details:

The wood engravings, wood cuts and linocuts of graphic artist Lennart Forsberg are at the centre of Burin, Box and Board. The book contains thirty-nine prints, all printed from the original wood or lino, as well as a photo of the artist taken beside his 1873 hand press. These prints, along with the text, reveal the many aspects of Forsberg’s long working life as an engraver, designer and printmaker. […]

Set in Gill Sans, including the rarely seen alternative letterforms cut in the 1930s to conform to other sans serif designs, the titling and page numbers are printed in a clear aqua and the text in a soft grey in order to privilege the black and white of the wood engravings. The book is about 10 inches square (260 mm), four 16-page sections, 57 pages in all and hand bound in the workshop of Stephen Conway in printed-paper over boards with a cloth spine.

Of an edition of 150, ten are the gift of the artist; one hundred copies are slipcased and include a loose copy of one of the three-colour woodcuts from the book. Sheets of this edition for binders are priced at £100.00; bound copies of the standard edition are £136.00.

Forty specials, each housed in a drop-back box, also include six signed and numbered prints (five multi-coloured and one black and white) printed specially for the edition by Lennart Forsberg in his studio in Sweden. A copy of the 23-page illustrated catalogue published for Forsberg’s 90th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition and a photograph of the artist at his proofing press taken by Thorsten Sjölin in October 2005 are also included in the box. This special edition is priced at £282.00.

For more information on this, or any other Incline Press book, visit their website or contact them directly:

Mail: Incline Press 36 Bow Street Oldham OL1 1SJ
Phone: 0161 627 1966 (from overseas, drop the first 0 and add 011 44 before the 161)
E-mail: books.inclinepress@virgin.net

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