I have just finished teaching a relief printing course at Horsley Printmakers ( www.horsleyprintmakers.co.uk) on a book plate theme. Its surprisingly hard to design a book plate which allows space for an image, a bit of text and space for the book owner to write their name. Students produced some lovely lino cuts but one, Kim Lewis, experimented with producing book plates which were wood engraving combined with letterpress. Here are her designs lined up under the engraving block.
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