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Artists books

Isobel Lewis, Machynlleth, Wales

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The Shipping Forecast, 2017

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2017 marked the 150th anniversary of the Shipping Forecast. The names and terminology used in the forecast read like a poem. Using typography and imagery this book seeks to illustrate the forecast in a way that will resonate with seafarers on many shores. Contains, letterpress, linocut, halftone photographic images, collage and hand stitching/knots. Red cloth clamshell box housing 32 page book, each one bound using vintage nautical charts.

Edition 15, 350 x 260 x 170mm.

£495 (plus P&P and insurance)

A Sailor Went to Sea, 2019

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Children’s nursery rhyme and clapping game illustrated with vintage sea creatures. Blue cloth clamshell box sealed with a gold wax anchor. Concertina binding. Letterpress printed in black and gold ink. Decorative backing paper.

Edition 5, 20 x 60 x 55mm.

£150 (plus P&P and insurance)

She Sells Sea Shells, 2019

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Old tongue twister text, letterpress printed in gold ink. Concertina binding. Pages cut to resemble a wave pattern. Reverse hand decorated with gold ink. Pale blue cloth binding lined with decorative paper and fastened with a belly band.

Edition 10, 14.5 x 14.5 x 17mm.

£175 (plus P&P and insurance)