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SPRING, Jessica

A broadside tribute to Charles Darwin’s dog

$330.00 AUD

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Tacoma [WA] : Springtide Press, 2009. Screenprinted broadside with hand colouring, 145 x 215 mm (image); 355 x 460 mm (sheet), with the printed quote from CHarles Darwin’s On the Origin if Species (1859) ‘I feel most deeply that this whole question of Creation is too profound for human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton. Let each man hope and believe what he can.’ Colophon printed in blind : Charles Darwin’s quote was printed at Springtide Press for his 200th Birthday to honor his clever dog Polly, February 12th, 2009. Limited to 10 copies signed and numbered by the printer.

‘Founded in 1999, Springtide Press is located in Tacoma, Washington. We design, print and bind artist books, broadsides and ephemera incorporating letterpress printing and handmade paper. Small finely-crafted editions and one-of-a-kind books explore historical topics, popular culture and typography from a unique perspective. Our shop motto, “where we always print damp” recognizes the Pacific Northwest as a fine place to print, where the damp climate helps make a good impression’ – printer’s website