Headlines:eavelines / Ian Hamilton Finlay.

Finlay, Ian Hamilton [Browse]
Visual material
Corsham, Wiltshire : Openings Press from Bath Academy of Art, [1968]
13 prints : screenprint, some letterpress, some col. ; 49 cm.


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  • In portfolio. Includes additional title sheet.
  • "In September 1966 a group of graphic design students at the Bath Academy of Art at Corsham began a postal collaboration with Ian Hamilton Finlay in Scotland. The scheme developed almost accidentally out of a previous (but still unpublished) series of Headlines/Pondlines for which John Furnival had done linocuts. Furnival's small daughter Eve sent Finlay the Flying Scotsman, complete with wings and kilt, now reproduced in varnish on the outside of the present portfolio. Finlay replied with thirteen postcards to Eve which arrived on consecutive days to form the series of Eavlines. Furnival took these to Corsham, where he teaches, and handed them over to thirteen students to print, using a variety of techniques and the school's own presses, under Finlay's distant eye"--Title sheet verso.
  • "Limited edition of 50."
  • Princeton copy 1 Number 44 out of 50 copies.
  • Water wheels in whirl / Ann Stevenson
  • Tug accused of loitering near bank / Christopher Lumgair
  • Great round-the-bay race / Susan Hudson
  • Quack cures pond / Simon Lord
  • Windmills enter arms race / Jonathon Willcocks
  • Skylark wins yacht race / Virginia Robinson
  • Hillside incident / David Mitchinson
  • Hedgehogs announce annual turnover / Deborah Fulford
  • Lobster treaty - additional claws / Ann Hildred
  • 'Joy through strength' say teapots / Angela Wellard
  • Elephant trapped in trunk / Paul Ansell
  • Kingfisher scoops pools / Simon Farrell
  • Waterlily led double life / Elizabeth Kelly.
Source acquisition
Princeton copy 1 Purchased 2016; William Allen Word & Image.
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Headlines eavelines
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