December 7, 2013

Block Print a Day 5

        A is for Apple - such a classic phrase.  Despite all the alphabet books around now, covering every theme and style, A is still for apple.  Yet this alphabet offering hardly looks like a boring textbook.  It looks more like a magnificent brocade doodle.  I wonder how much Walter Anderson planned his block and how much he just set to with a blade, trusting in the medium to produce something with interest and impact.

[Picture: A for Apple, linoleum block print by Walter Inglis Anderson, 1930s (Image from]

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