Linocut book workshop at Whitechapel

I was recently invited to run a linocut book workshop as part of Kaleid Editions‘ contribution to the London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery. I decided to base it on my own book, the Lion and the Ox and the Boar and the Bear, which was published by Kaleid. This features stories from Aesop’s Fables and is illustrated with animals which join up in different combinations depending on how you open the book.

Each of the twelve participants was asked to design and carve either the head or tail of a creature. We then printed them in a bit of a mad frenzy (we only had 3 hours for the whole workshop) and when they were dry I folded and stapled them. Each book was printed in a different order, so each one is unique and contains different head/tail hybrids.

Participants hard at work carving their designs

Folding and stapling the books
Some of the many head/tail combinations
This one looks like it was designed by one person!

The finished books, each participant will receive one copy