Peek #36 thru #37: Art of the Apple.

Peek #36 thru #37: Art of the Apple. Photo (c) 2012 Peach Farm Studio.

Peek #31 thru #35

A series of four 4-color illustrations have been drawn and are being created as linocut prints to accompany a short poem, Art of the Apple which is being typeset by hand and letterpress printed directly on the illustrations.

With the “Sungold” and “Palepink” blocks printed and the next line in the poem hand set in metal type and letterpress printed on the page, the “Leafygreen” block was carved and printed.

The “Ash” block is the next step in the process of printing the “Blossom” illustration for Art of the Apple.

Stay tuned for upcoming peeks, which will include glimpses of the next steps in this process and watch our progress as we drink lots of tea and continue working on Art of the Apple.

Click here to see peek #31 thru #35.

Click here to see peek #25 thru #30.

Click here to see peek #22 thru #24.

Click here to see peek #18 thru #21.

Click here to see peek #17.

Click here to see peek #11 thru #16.

Click here to see peek #6 thru #10.

Click here to see peek #1 thru #5.

Peek #36 thru #37: Art of the Apple. Photo (c) 2012 Peach Farm Studio.

5 responses to “Peek #36 thru #37: Art of the Apple.

  1. Very beautiful piece indeed, though the typography geek in me is curious about the quotation marks, where the end quotes look like little 9s rather than end quotes matching the marks for the beginning quotes (though regardless, I just checked my fridge to see if I have any apples for a sudden tart craving).

    • Thank you very much. The typeface is “16th Century Roman” and you are correct, the end quotation marks curiously look like little 9s, which we think nicely mirrors the key block print elements that you will see in Peek #39 shortly. The secret here — shhhhh, just between you and us, okay? – is that the end quotation marks are simply two apostrophes next to each other and beginning quotation marks are actually two commas, next to each other, which we’ve inverted. ;) History will tell you whether quotation marks were or were not used at all in the 16th century as we use them now, in the 21st century, in this poem. If quotation marks were not used in the 16th century, that would explain their absence from this case of type. Here, now in the 21st century, we are being resourceful — hope you found apples in the fridge. Apple tart. Yum!

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  3. This is really beautiful. I would like to see one close up – those little textures of lino prints don’t come over so well in photos. Could I offer you a trade for one?

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