Shakespeare Sonnet 89

William Shakespeare died on April 23rd in 1616. By then, besides his plays, he had written 154 sonnets. In 2016, 400 years after his death, the Centre for the Study of the Book at the Bodleian Library in Oxford called printmakers worldwide to print all of Shakespeare’s sonnets afresh. I consider myself lucky that I was given the opportunity to …

BuchDruckKunst 2019

BuchDruckKunst: the fair presenting bespoke artist’s books and works of print. More than 50 atists showcase their works of art made using traditional, new and experimental printmaking techniques, calligraphy and whatever is related to the book arts. As always along with the fair the museum’s workplaces are open and working. The Fork and Broom Press will be there presenting its …

Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke was  born in Prague in 1875. He traveled a  lot throughout Europe and settled in Switzerland, where he died in 1926 of Leukemia. He’s been writing in German both novels and poems. His language is powerful and he is perceived as mystical. He met Leo Lolstoi, Paula Modersohn-Becker and was married to the sculptor Clara Westhoff. I printed …