Caught by the River

Supporters’ Artefact #4

14th May 2022

The fourth of our quarterly print artefacts is spreading its limbs.

Illustrated, worded and printed by our good friend Nick Hand at The Letterpress Collective in Bristol, Hello in there (named in a nod to John Prine) depicts a 700-year old oak photographed by Nick during lockdown on the edge of Durham Downs. Nick’s photos then informed a lino cut, accompanied by a few words celebrating the new life breathed into the ancient boughs by the coming of spring.

To be displayed and treasured as you wish, but we suggest a punched hole and a nail — with or without ribbon — works particularly well!

Middler and Lunker-tier subscribers should find Hello in there hitting their doormats by the beginning of next week.


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