End of the last year was busy and the new year started the same way here with almost all the things in my life changing. Not all, though.
For example books still keep coming in, this time the Treasury Of Alphabets And Lettering by Jan Tschichold which is quite old fashioned and still so fresh at the same time!
If there is, indeed, nothing lovelier than a tree, Bryan Nash Gill shows us why. Gill creates patterns not only of great beauty but also year-by-year records of the life and times of fallen or damaged logs. He rescues the wood from the property surrounding his studio and neighboring land, extracts and prepares blocks of various species (including ash, maple, oak, spruce, and willow), then makes prints by carefully following and pressing the contours of rings and ridges until the intricate designs transfer from tree to paper. Woodcut will appeal to anybody who appreciates the grandeur and mystery of trees, as well as those who work with wood and marvel at the rich history embedded in its growth.