Linocut workshop with KALEID editions

Last week I ran a linocut workshop with KALEID editions at The Art Academy in London. The workshop coincided with KALEID 2012, an exhibition and artists’ books fair organised by my good friend and artists’ books guru, Victoria Browne. The event showcased the best books from around Europe and drew a large and enthusiastic crowd.

Onomatopinocchio book – linocut and letterpess

The workshop I ran was based on the linocut and letterpress book I was showing in the exhibition, called Onomatopinocchio. This is a book exploring the interplay of image and text and draws on the characters in Carlo Collodi’s book, The Adventures of Pinocchio (the original) and the noises the characters make. The idea for the workshop was to make a book or series of prints using linocut elements – separate pieces of cut lino – arranged and printed in different combinations on the page.

All the students in the workshop responded in different ways and we ended up with some really interesting, varied and beautiful images.

Above you can see how some of the prints were put together with the different elements and below you can see the finished results. Apologies for the poor image quality.

I love all the prints, but especially the horses with their sense of movement and the dog which has so much character despite being made out of simple shapes. Which is your favourite?