Monday, 23 October 2017

Close Ups of Chapbooks and Broadsides

Desdemona Mccannon took these beautiful close up photographs of woodblock prints from various chapbooks and broadside ballads at Chethams Library. 
They are great inspiration for rubber stamps, and wood engravings. 
The uneven print impressions create a real sense of immediacy, which is often lacking in contemporary reprints. Note the woodworm in image 4. 


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