Letterpress & Binding Studio


Five etchings
Harold Budd (Heavenly Monkey 2009)

A series of five etchings continuing Harold’s exploration of the potential for improvisation and discovery in his distinctive "arabesque” drawings. Each of the etchings is named for a Renaissance composer, and printed in an edition of 15. Numbers 1–10 were issued as a complete suite, accompanied by a title page and descriptive colophon, contained in a printed paper chemise and cloth-covered slipcase. Numbers 11–15 of each print were issued individually.

Each of the engravings was done on copper plates measuring approximately 4 inches square. These were then sent to New Leaf Editions to be etched, wiped and printed on Barcham Green Penshurst handmade paper. The printed sheets measure 10.75 x 11.5 inches. The text pages for the portfolios were hand-set in 18-pt Perpetua italic, and printed on the same Penshurst paper. The prints were editioned, titled and signed by Harold. He also signed the colophon sheet included with the portfolios.

The 10 sets of prints are held in a printed Rives paper chemise, slipped into a black cloth-covered slipcase. A title label, printed on gampi paper proofs of the “Orlando” etching, is laid on to the front board.

Harold Budd's Carnival