Designed and printed in 2016
Bound and produced in 2017
Marking Colour is printed using a sequence of the reduction linocut printing method where a single piece of linoleum has multiple layers of images cut into it.
Usually this results in one image but here a single plate was pulled at multiple stages creating a series of images that chart its destruction.
In conjunction with this was the layering of colour. Often the linoleum plate is cleaned after one colour in order to print the successive colour.
With Marking Colour the previous colour remained on the plate to mix with the new colour which would then appear on the next page.
So on the left hand of the spread you can see the single added colour and on the right hand of the spread the resultant colour mixture with all the previous colours.
What results is a book that charts the destruction of the plate yet creation of the image.
The book is Korean stab bound and housed in a cloth covered solander box.
All linocuts are printed on Zerkall mould made paper at the East London Printmakers.
The text is typeset in Scala and letterpress printed at the London Centre for Book Arts.
The edition is limited to 13 copies.
Bright innocent early days
Growing older days
No going back
There won't be a repeat
Fast fast slow faster slow slower slower
A big change
Plans to be
Predictable but unpredictable
Unlimited within limit
White Yellow Red Blue Green