Small dolls' head on a stick we bought in Westport. Of course we did some more printing on Christmas Eve: we wanted to finish this lovely print from Bernhard Zilling from Berlin. We couldn't wait to see the final result.
New Books by Antic-Ham and Francis made specially for an exhibition in Leeds which has as theme "From Book to Book" This exhibition is curated by Chris Taylor and John McDowall from the University of Leeds and will be held in spring 2008 in The Leeds City Gallery.
Who would think that in County Mayo you might find interesting hand printed books. Yesterday we bought at Gibbons Bookshop in Westport 2 little books with woodcuts produced in the sixties by Paul Peter Piech. Paul Peter Piech was born in 1920 in Brooklyn and moved to London where he founded Taurus Press in 1959. He was also teaching graphic design and printing. Piech died in 1996. Gibbons Bookshop has been taken over recently by an american, John Hurst, who is collector of fine press books aswel. It's a pleasure to have someone around here understanding and promoting artist's books and fine press editions. Our own collection can be seen on http://www.redfoxpress.com/collection-books.html by clicking on title "new acquisitions"
Today we received 35 pictures from Richard Tipping from Australia. to be published as a book "Subvert I sing" in our collection of visual poetry "C'est mon dada". We met Richard in October at the Small Publishers' Fair. We loved his work and thought it would fit perfectly in our series of books. Richard is poet, artist and publisher, and teaches design at the University of Newcastle in Australia.
Lucien Suel from France sent us yesterday a whole collection of his "poemes express" to be published in our "C'est mon dada" book collection. This will be book Nr 14 .. before that we have to finish lay out on the books from Les Coleman and Alec Finlay, both from the UK. This picture is an assemblage to be used as cover for the book.
Today started printing an accordeon book from East German artist and friend Hans Hess. It's an imaginary cook book. It comes in our "Blue Fox" collection. This is the last job before starting packing .. leaving to Oxford tomorrow morning to attend the Fine Press Fair in the Brookes University.
"I SEE SADNESS" is a collection of hand printed silk screen prints about the sadness and loneliness in the big city. Pictures were taken in Seoul by Francis and Antic Ham and printed as collages in Achill.
18 prints are bound together in book form. Texts are printed on tracing paper The cover is in acryl. 69 copies http://www.redfoxpress.com/FH-sadness.html
Scenes of "The Daisy Chain", a supernatural horror film set in the West of Ireland, have been shot today in Dugort. This irish production is directed by Aisling Walsh and is starring Oscar-nominated actress Samantha Morton.
francis from Ireland + antic-ham from Seoul Korea.
Together they make artists' books and mail art, participate frequently to book fairs and publish books under the name of redfoxpress and antic-ham.
See www.redfoxpress.com and www.anticham.com