Sunday, 15 May 2016

New book: Bill Jacklin Graphics

British artist Bill Jacklin RA is known for his 'urban portraits' of cities from Venice to Hong Kong, and of course New York - his home since the 1980s. This summer the artist returns to the city of his birth with an exhibition of paintings currently on show at Marlborough Fine Art in London. Meanwhile a retrospective at the Royal Academy (opens 3 June), charts Jacklin's printmaking career from the ground-breaking etchings of the 1960s to the dynamic monotypes of recent years. 

Bill Jacklin: Graphics, a new and authoritative collection of the artist's prints with an introduction by Jill Lloyd and an essay from me, is published by the Royal Academy to accompany the latter exhibition. 

On Saturday 4 June Bill Jacklin will discuss the ideas and techniques behind his work with me at an event organised by the Royal Academy. 

Photo of Bill Jacklin in his studio by Chris Craymer. See more of the shoot in Vanity Fair.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

"How To Say 'I Love You' In Greenlandic" News

'A book that is not only beautiful but full of joy, love and quiet intensity.' 
- Oliver Clark, Collinge and Clark Rare Books, London

I'm delighted to announce that How To Say 'I Love You' In Greenlandic: An Arctic Alphabet is being reissued by MIEL books. This reformatted and updated version of MIEL's popular pocket edition (first published 2014) will be available in October.

Want to read more? Here's a blog post on ice and alphabets written for MIEL back when the first pocket edition came out. Or an in-depth feature article on the people behind my story, published in the Independent. And Saradha Soobrayen, poet and librarian at the Poetry Library in London, reviews the first MIEL edition here.

MIEL's first edition of How To Say 'I Love You' In Greenlandic sold out quickly; guarantee your copy and support this amazing small press with a 2016 subscription. Can't wait until October? There are still copies of the original deluxe edition available.