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Michael Atkin      Printmaker

etcher - block printer - wood engraver

An Alphabet of Scarborough


You tube video of one page being printed

https://youtu.be/aQ5M5O3MxN4

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I

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A

This limited edition book will only be printed and bound in 26 copies. In addition each image will be available as a limited edition print of 26 copies. 4 wood engravings, 24 etchings, 2 engravings, 1 large lino print.

The book when bound will be approximately 41 x 27.5 cms in size. Each page is hand printed onto an A2 sized piece of paper which is then folded in half. 1st page has the Title of the page; 'A is for Art Gallery', page 2 is printed with the text about the subject, Page 3 is the image and Page 4 is blank, leading to the next set of pages.

Smith Settle of Yeadon, Nr Leeds, expert bookbinders have been commissioned to bind the completed book. 1/4 leather spine with gold blocking, coloured headbands, indented title to front cover. Specially designed end papers to compliment the book. The whole housed in a matching solander box.

Title page

Intro page

1st binding experiment, open front leaf with tapes set into the
 hard cover. 
4 tapes in all for rigidity.
Book size 41 x 27.5 cms
1st binding experiment, open front leaf with tapes set into the
hard cover.
4 tapes in all for rigidity.
Book size 41 x 27.5 cms
Sample test binding, green leather spine, and a very rough paper with text printed upon it.
This has dictated the size of the book.
 Need to consider the cover paper.
Sample test binding, green leather spine, and a very rough paper with text printed upon it.
This has dictated the size of the book.
Need to consider the cover paper.
The Title Page for the book.
The Title Page for the book.
A is for Art Gallery, front page
A is for Art Gallery, front page
Pages drying on the rack.

Printed whilst damp.
Pages drying on the rack.

Printed whilst damp.
Open sheet A is for Art Gallery.

Alternative title
 "The hopefuls"
Open sheet A is for Art Gallery.

Alternative title
"The hopefuls"
The Windmill image, 

Alternative title:-

'We should have booked'
The Windmill image,

Alternative title:-

'We should have booked'
Title page & image
Title page & image
The text set up on the 
bed of the Albion for 

W is for Windmill
The text set up on the
bed of the Albion for

W is for Windmill
Mercury on his pedestal, 

Image for Letter  I
Mercury on his pedestal,

Image for Letter I
Etching plate and 
1st line proof of the art gallery.
Etching plate and
1st line proof of the art gallery.
The Headland, Scarborough.
Frontispiece 

Lino print 

Reverse side 
Title page
The Headland, Scarborough.
Frontispiece

Lino print

Reverse side
Title page
L is for Lighthouse, alongside the etching plate
L is for Lighthouse, alongside the etching plate
3rd design for the endpapers.
Envisage two  colours 
+ paper colour, the paper being the same weight but a different paper from the internal paper. 
Namely:-
 Bockingford 300g/m2 Eggshell
3rd design for the endpapers.
Envisage two colours
+ paper colour, the paper being the same weight but a different paper from the internal paper.
Namely:-
Bockingford 300g/m2 Eggshell

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Yorkshire Post

19th November 2017


3 page article about

An Alphabet of Scarborough

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The solander box

Radio York interview with Anna Wallace

11th Ocotber 2017

here