Karen Hanmer

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Title: Steel Horizon

Steel Horizon

Steel Horizon


Steel Horizon: Poems of the North Sea | bound by artist 2013 | $2000

Poems by Jonathan Wonham, linocuts by Nick Wonham
Oldham, UK: Incline Press, 2013, #41 of 200 copies.

Full navy and gray goatskin fine binding sewn on flattened cords, laced into boards, inlaid leather line. Hand- titling in metallic foil. Edge-to-edge leather doublures, and flyleaves of granite Cave paper. Hand-sewn, silk, French style endbands, graphite top edge.

12 x 8.25 x .625”
306 x 210 x 17 mm

Design intended to capture the text’s themes of loneliness, monotony, and dread.