Tony Drehfal’s Basking Turtles in August

WEN’s multi-talented Editor, Tony Drehfal doesn’t waste his summers! Drehfal explains the subject of his charming August calendar page: “The image was inspired by a lovely bronze sculpture I saw as I walked the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, after a tour of their wonderful collection of wood engravings and books (the tour part…

Blocks Plates Stones Conference in London

An interesting conference for art historians, archivists, museums and artists that aims to standardize how matrices are cataloged, handled and shared: ‘The Matrix Reloaded: Establishing Cataloguing and Research Guidelines for Artefacts of Printing Images.’ Check out the Graphic Arts Collections’ (Julie Melby) blog about the conference: https://graphicarts.princeton.edu/2017/08/06/blocks-plates-stones/ Our friends from the Society of Wood Engravers,…

Sunny July Calendar page by William Myers!

William Myers (St. Paul, Minnesota) is a longtime member of WEN – from the very beginning actually. His engravings are colorful, technical and alluring all at once. Myers is a book artist primarily working in wood engraving, woodcut, letterpress, and printing from found objects. His work has shown at the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center,…

Philadelphia Engraving Splendors

Our first visit in Philadelphia was Temple University’s Special Collections Research Center with Josue Hurtado, Librarian and Coordinator of Public Services, and Kimberly Tuley, Curator of Rare Books. Kimberly had a wide selection of work for us to view including the Kelmscott Chaucer, which was bound in white goatskin. William Morris’ work really set a…