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NEW IMPRESSIONS: Baskerville's Balancing Act - Naomi Kent

7.6" x 8.5"

This piece is included in the New Impressions Exhibition on display at the museum July 14-September 30, 2020. There are a limited number of these prints available.

Artist Biography

Naomi is a Printmaking Technician at Birmingham City University (UK) and specialises in letterpress. In 2018 she gained a first class MA degree in Visual Communications. She is noted for her innovative use of metal type and ornaments and has redeveloped furniture of the past — angled and circular quads and an adjustable chase — to help other printers in their non-linear typesetting challenges. 

Description of Process

Letterpress printed using ornaments & type set by hand using the typesetting puzzle method -This is when you set your type and there are no 90 degree angles in which to lock up your type with spacing material. The game is anyone’s guess, you stuff the spacing in, in the most logical way possible, then you’re all good to ink & print as long as that type doesn’t move! Lino printed background. Printed in 4 passes on a galley proof press. You can read more about the inspiration behind this print on my blog

Printed as part of a series ‘The Type Circus’

Regular price $45.00 Sale