Nicholas Jeeves

Graphic designer, writer, Ruskin Arts editor and associate editor at The Public Domain Review. Leading MA Graphic Design at Cambridge School of Art.

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Auguries of Innocence
First Experiences with Letterpress

Ruskin Arts, 2023

Each year from 2014 to 2018 graphic design students at Cambridge School of Art were assigned a brief: to typeset and print in letterpress a couplet from William Blake’s ‘Auguries of Innocence’. None of them had used letterpress before.

A selection of their prints is collected in this unique visual edition of ‘Auguries of Innocence’, comprising the poem in its entirety and revealing an intriguing insight into the creative mind as it transitions between innocence and experience. With essays by letterpress tutor Elizabeth Fraser and Blake scholar Sibylle Erle, the book also features over fifty images of experiments and works in progress.
Editor, designer: Nicholas Jeeves
Words: Nicholas Jeeves, Elizabeth Fraser, Sibylle Erle, Stephen Pritchard
Photographs: Elizabeth Fraser

Kindly supported by The Blake Society and launched at Swedenborg House

127mm x 203mm

Edition of 25 with dust jacket letterpress printed by Nicholas Jeeves and Elizabeth Fraser, signed and numbered
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