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billy childish • all of gods dark places • letterpress printed • exclusive woodcuts

Billy Childish - All of Gods Dark Places - Tangerine Press
Billy Childish - All of Gods Dark Places - Tangerine Press
  • One edition: 26 lettered copies

Single poems large format letterpress printed chapbook.

The long poem 'all of gods dark places' originally appeared as a wall text at Opelvillen, Russelheim, Germany for the exhibition Billy Childish: unbegreiflich aber gewiss in 2016.

all of gods dark places is the first Billy Childish book to be entirely letterpress printed.

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Lettered/signed £295

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26 Lettered/signed/exclusive artwork copies

£295 plus shipping

20 pages. Single poem printed over 5 facing pages. Format approx. 9"/225mm wide x 325mm/13" tall. Handsewn, single section. Quarter bound with handmade Fabriano Roma paper covered boards and Japanese Silk spine; front cover artwork embossed in black; heavyweight Somerset Satin acid-free text paper; Fabriano Tiziano endpapers. ISBN: 978-1-910691-13-7

all of gods dark places is typeset entirely by hand and letterpress printed on a 1948 Auto-Vic Art Platen.

With two new woodcuts created especially for this edition, 'book-ending' the poem itself. These have been pressed by hand on an 1825 Albion Press at L-13 Light Industrial Workshop. One is 4-colour, the other 5-colour (his first)

The long poem 'all of gods dark places' originally appeared as a wall text at Opelvillen, Russelheim, Germany for the exhibition Billy Childish: unbegreiflich aber gewiss in 2016.

Typefaces used include Garamond, Bodoni and — uniquely from the Ludlow foundry — Tempo. The poem itself is set in 60pt Artcraft, which was created in 1912 by German-American engraver Robert Wiebking.

Front cover artwork is embossed by hand on a 1960s Marshall embosser.

The board covering is Roma Guido Reni, a beautiful, textured handmade paper which is no longer produced by Fabriano. However, the House of Tangerine managed to source sheets from a long forgotten corner of a deserted warehouse in south London.

all of gods dark places is the first Billy Childish book to be entirely letterpress printed.

Signed by the author in pencil using his gallows symbol.

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Over the last 35 years, Billy Childish has gained a cult status worldwide. In addition to writing and publishing over 40 volumes of confessional poetry and 6 novels, he has recorded over 150 LPs and produced many hundreds of woodcuts and paintings. In 2010, he was the subject of major concurrent retrospectives at the ICA in London and White Columns in New York, curated by Matthew Higgs and Richard Birkett. Mr Childish continues to show his work internationally, with recent solo exhibitions in New York, London and Berlin.

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