Friday, August 7, 2009

wilkintie: letterpress art


"Wilkintie is a project by Carly Hargreaves and Niels Oeltjen, a couple living in Melbourne, Australia. This project evolved from a love of letterpress printing and a desire to collaborate with the amazing artists we discover in our day-to-day lives. The illustration we came in contact with as youngsters shaped our lives and we wanted to create something for today’s children that infuses their lives with the same inspiration and joy that we experienced back then. We also recognise that we are part of a community of grown-ups who love the imagination, whimsy and joy of illustration for children."
Isn't that fantastic? These prints are just too good to hide in the nursery, though! Artists involved include: one of my mum's art school lecturers - John Copeland, as well as Tim Biskup, APAK, Cody Hudson, Chamo, Jacqueline Pytyck, Merijn Hos, Gwénola Carrère, Klaus Haapaniemi, Joe McLaren, and Niels Oeltjen.

Each print is created at Idlewild Press, a boutique letterpress studio in Melbourne. They are archival-quality, printed on 100% cotton rag paper and with the finest quality inks. So, with considerate framing, they can be treasured by you, and passed on to your children.

You can purchase individual prints or a subscription package (12 prints over 12 months) from the Wilkintie Etsy store. Or at Melbourne's Hill of Content Bookshop and Outré Gallery

3 comments:

Cloudbusting said...

what lovely prints!! they do reminds me of books I grew up with. Wish I could afford one! *sigh*

Little Sparrow - Natural Toys & Handwork Supplies said...

well aren't they just splendid! i love that style of printing...best colours! good find girl!

NIELS said...

Hi Pilgrim,

We wanted to send you something special by email but can't find yr email address. Would you mind contacting us via http://www.wilkintie.com/about/contact/ ?
Ta, Niels form Wilkintie

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