Gordon Chesterman hand printed poetry book during lockdown

Feb 09, 2021

Letterpress Printer Gordon Chesterman has been keeping busy during lockdown producing 20 copies of a 48 page hard-cover, hand-bound book, with marbled end-papers, all letterpress printed with every poem set by hand using moveable lead type. This beautiful handprinted book includes four illustrations by the Oxford artist, Fiona Whitehouse, that were made into metal printing blocks. The poems in the book are by well-known, and not so well-known, poets. If you want to find out more, where to get your copy, or to discuss letterpress printing, Gordon says when he is not printing, you can find him on Facebook!