Deep in the English countryside, where the air hints of wild flowers and wood-smoke, lies a tiny studio between two woods, in which thoughts are captured, transformed into words, played with or asked politely to leave.
The few words that remain are then re-considered, coaxed and asked what colour they'd like to wear and how big they'd like to be. When each has dissolved into a smile, a quiet buzz is prompted, ink is spilled with care and they're set down quietly on the page with both economy and compositional clarity where they can enjoy some space.
This charming new breed of neo-nonchalant prints has been designed for those with a discerning eye
who appreciate decorum, slow art, bons mots and who prefer their words to sing and not shout. What each communicates comes from a gentler time, thus asking of the beholder a gentler, less rigorous standard of perfection.
There's an unassuming crispness to each (and a suggestion of woodsmoke for the lucky recipient). They're hand-crafted prints to turn to when there's a storm, designs from a warm heart, visual treats that purr discreetly with unexpected success at room temperature; to be framed or left free. They are best shared with someone you like very much.
If walls could speak, these artistically precious words would be their friends...
These prints are a collaboration between Jamie Harris and Andrew Morrison.
Each print has been letter-pressed at Two Wood Press, Gloucestershire, using an antique Vandercook proof press and vintage woodblocks (with the exception of the two screenprints). The patina of each block leaves a pleasingly care-worn impression and results in a truly distinctive print, every time.
Each print is single handedly fed (into the press) using hand mixed inks on 300gsm Somerset Velvet Soft White 100% cotton paper
Each print measures approximately 36.5 x 46.5 cms (fitting a standard off the shelf frame).
Each print is 1 of an edition of 10 - ready to frame - and will arrive to you carefully cocooned in acid free tissue paper and a protective cardboard tube.
The quality of each print is such that colours appear brighter, crisper, and more vibrant than online images. Online colour appearance may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings.