|Artist / Creator||John Christopher|
|Press Name||Flowers and Fleurons|
|Artist's Nationality||United Kingdom|
|Place of Publication||Brighton, East Sussex|
|Process / Technique||Printed by letterpress|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||8.2 x 11.7 inches closed.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 22|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
I am submitting this work in response to the atrocities committed in Paris on November 13, 2016. I feel its message of love, composed entirely of arabesque ornaments, highlights the cultural interconnection between West and East. The design of the ornaments is of sixteenth century origin; possibly by Robert Granjon and Guillaume Rouill of Lyon and were an interpretation of islamic influences which filtered into Europe during the Renaissance along with those from China, India and elsewhere.
Artist BioJohn Christopher is just a normal guy with a small printing factory in the living room. He like lists of words, wordplay, abstract typographical compositions and printer's flowers (fleurons). He has contributed to group letterpress exhibitions in the UK, USA, Italy and Japan. John is dedicated to craft processes whether that's letterpress printing, carving letters and sculpture in stone and is currently rather busy working on the Manuale Pastigrafico - a joint project with an Italian printer fusing the terminologies of type, printing, food and pasta in a tribute to Giambattista Bodoni.