Copperplate Prints from 'The Anarchist's Design Book'

$ 110.00

Note: All prices include shipping in the United States and Canada. Order now. Once the window to order closes in April, we won't offer these again. Etchings are made to order and will ship after April 2017.

At long last we're pleased to offer all 12 handmade copperplate prints from "The Anarchist's Design Book."

Copperplate etching artist Briony Morrow-Cribbs produced the handmade plates, and will be making each print by hand – one at a time – in her Vermont shop. The prints measure 11" x 15-3/4" and are printed on a cotton rag paper called Hahnemuhle Copperplate. Each of the 12 prints are from the originals Briony made for "The Anarchist's Design Book."

Each print is a marvel of clarity and texture. In a world of electronic screens and laser writers, it's almost shocking to encounter a print pulled from copper. Not only can you feel every line and stipple from Briony's hand, but the entire image is embossed into the page, which has a handmade texture and each image has four deckle edges. The prints are as much a visual item as a topographical map.

If you are unfamiliar with the labor-intensive process of copper etching, please watch this short film made by Jessamyn West, Liz West and James Poolner that takes you through the mechanical process of making a plate and an print, which you can watch here.

Briony Morrow-Cribbs from Christopher Schwarz on Vimeo.

Because of the complex and handcrafted nature of these prints, this is the only time we'll be offering these for sale. The window to order is now through April, which is when Briony will begin making the prints. Once Briony begins making them, we'll close the ordering. (Don't worry: We'll give you a heads up that the deadline is coming.) We will fulfill orders once all the prints have been made.

Individual prints cost $110. The complete set, which includes 12 prints housed in a beautiful, handmade book box from Ohio Book, costs $1,300.

Each handmade print is a work of art, suitable for framing.