The Sewanee Poems
In collaboration with the renown poet, Richard Tillinghast, his friend and undergraduate contemporary, Joe has created sixteen planographic prints from his drawings using continuous tone offset lithography at the Curwen Studio in Cambridgeshire to illustrate the fine book of Sewanee Poems. Each 7 ½ x 4 ½ inch image, printed on the same museum quality Somerset Paper as the hand set and printed texts by the Evergreen Press in Gloucestershire, is tipped onto blank 10 x 7 inch pages of the books opposite corresponding references in the poems, and sewn under hard cover, with box case, by the Fine Bindery in Northamptonshire.
The fine book celebrates the 150 year history of the University of the South by commemorating in one long poem the early years after the Civil War and in another the college in the 1960s, with two shorter eulogies for each of a favourite teacher and of a dear friend. Generous sponsors funded the whole cost of production in order that the signed limited edition of 1000 volumes can be sold with entire proceeds going to support career internships for current students.
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The single Linoleum Cut made to measure
4 x 4 ½ inches by the artist for the book is printed
in relief with the type face on page X of each
volume and a 1 ¾ x 2 inch reproduction of that
image is stamped on the box covers that come
with each book.