Thursday 7 May 2020

I've just typeset and proofed (on my 1843 Albion Press) this Andrew Marvell poem, The Mower to the Glow-Worms, in 24pt Caslon Roman, and put it in the window of the Tom Paine Press & Gallery in Lewes High Street.

Borough Market Book

By the Borough Market: these old buildings were 
demolished for the new Thameslink viaduct

This is just a temporary post! I was going to be showing at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair at the end of March 2020, but an unfortunate event intervened. I've also had a difficult time getting back into my Google account after a couple of years of not using it! Once you get out of practice on these things, and/or leave it too long, you find that things have changed out from under you.

My Tom Paine Press in Lewes is temporarily out of action, but I hope I'll soon be able to get back inside there to start some letterpress work at least on a limited basis.

I was working on a new Altazimuth Press artist's book / photo book for the Oxford Fair, but that got put on hold. It should be completed this year! I'm also hoping to produce at least one other book.

I can't access my painting studio, which is a double shame because of its proximity to the Lewes Arms, which alas, is out-of-bounds. I do hope it manages to reopen! One of our multiple tragedies is the closure of all pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Saturday 17 March 2018

My bronze dancer in the Tom Paine Press & Gallery

I modelled this dancer in wax, and cast her in bronze using the lost-wax process. She's carrying a found object. The Tom Paine Press also acts as a studio when I'm not doing letterpress printing.

A long view of the same corner.

Monday 12 March 2018

some letterpress posters at Tom Paine Press

Examples of letterpress posters I have designed, typeset and printed on the Common Press (18th-century-style wooden press):

2018, Oxford Fine Press Fair & Ellis Martin

Well, now it's 2018 and I've finally got back into my blog. I'm doing the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair towards the end of March. This is at the Kassam Stadium, on the southern outskirts of Oxford. I'm still running the Tom Paine Printing Press in Lewes. See the blog under that name. Plan for this year is to do more painting. The last few years I've been focussing on writing books about maps and on printing. Last year I did a very useful stone lithography course at the London Print Centre, which was a great refresher as the last time I did any stone litho (as opposed to zinc plate) was on my foundation course at Croydon in 1969.

Here's a fascinating bit of artwork by Ellis Martin which I acquired a few years ago - the design for a memorial window at the Ordnance Survey at Southampton.

Monday 14 May 2012

Peter Chasseaud at Phoenix Brighton, 19th & 20th May 2012

From Afghanistan - A Journey (2007)

It's Phoenix Brighton's open weekend coming up (Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May), so like the other Phoenix artists I'm having an open studio (11-5 on both days). Also, on the Saturday after 5pm, I'm giving a talk about my work - in particular about my artist's books/poetic photobooks/letterpress work. The Phoenix is just at the south end of the Level, opposite St Peter's Church (east of the church).

10-14 Waterloo Place  Brighton, East Sussex BN2 9NB

01273 603700                                                                                                                                                          

Unidentified London Street

Can anyone identify the location of this family photo? It was taken in the early 1950s, and I think it's in London. Ah! Thanks to John Minnis who says it's Oxford Street, the south side, looking towards Marble Arch.