Saturday, 29 January 2011
Happy Birthday to Tom Paine, and other letterpress work
Today's window display is an assemblage of wood-letter blocks: TOM HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Tom Paine was born in Thetford, Norfolk, on 29 January 1737.
Alaso shown are various letterpress Valentine cards, and an 'OFF WITH THEIR HEADS' print - not merely a topical allusion but a quotation from the mouth of Lewis Carroll's Red Queen in Alice.
Here's some quick info about where I'm showing my work (Altazimuth Press, poetic photobooks, and Tom Paine Printing Press, creative letterpress) this year (2011; accurate dates to follow):
Works on Paper Fair, Science Museum, South Kensington, London, 2-7 Feb 2011
Here Gallery, Bristol, March 2011
Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE), April/May 2011
Artwave, Lewes, August-September 2011
Whitechapel Art Book Fair, September 2011
Oxford Fine Press Book Fair, November 2011
Phoenix Brighton Open Studios: May 2012