My Portuguese Water Dog, Figo, has been a great source of inspiration to me. We have just had a book published – Buckinghamshire A Dog Walker’s Guide – (see earlier post) and I have also been busy working on a series of dog-inspired linocut typography prints titled “The Enlightened Hound”
The Enlightened Hound linoprints celebrate the instinctive principles dogs follow for a simple and contented life. We humans can learn much from their canine wisdom!
The prints have been created using authentic fonts from original Wild West and US Civil War posters. The letters are hand carved onto lino printing plates, then each poster is individually hand-printed on acid free archival 170gsm printmaking paper with traditional linseed oil inks, using hand-mixed colours, inspired by the American Colonial era.
Each print uses 4 different lino plates and three colours to produce. Each plate/colour is printed separately by hand. Here are some photos showing the prints at at stage of the process.
The vintage style, slightly distressed lettering and the typographical style is reminiscent of old Wild West Wanted Posters and 19th century American Show Posters.
They work beautifully as a series or as a single print and will appeal to dog lovers everywhere. They make a great gift.
Prints are signed and editioned in sets of 250.
Paper size is 400 x 500 mm (fits a standard 40 x 50 cm frame)
Image size is 277 x 397 mm
If you like them, why not buy one to celebrate your own dog’s wisdom or treat a fellow dog owner.