Burin Box and Board:
The book includes 14 wood engravings from the book Ryska Minnet (Russia Remembered) and 11 from a Swedish translation of The Canterbury Tales. An extract from the Swedish text with its English translation accompanies each image. Also shown are three engravings from the Vasa series, inspired by the 17th-century ship on display in Stockholm, linocuts, two multi-colour wood cuts and one of his wood-engraved bookplate designs.
The text sets the work in context and includes an introduction by Professor Nils G. Stenquist translated from the catalogue of Forsberg's 2005 retrospective exhibition in Stockholm, a short memoir by the artist, a translation of an article about Forsberg as a stamp designer originally printed in the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, and Thorsten Sjölin's description of his visit to Forsberg's Stockholm studio last October.
Set in Gill Sans, the type includes the rarely seen alternative letterforms cut in the 1930s to conform to other sans serif designs. The book is about 10 inches square (260 mm), four 16-page sections, 57 pages in all and hand bound in printed-paper over boards with a cloth spine.
The standard edition is now out of print although we have
five copies of the book in sheets for hand binders; please order
Forty specials, each housed in a drop-back box, also include six
signed and numbered prints (five multi-coloured and one black and
white) printed specially for the edition by Lennart Forsberg in
his studio in Sweden. A copy of the 23-page illustrated catalogue
published for Forsberg's 90th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition
and a photograph of the artist at his proofing press taken by
Thorsten Sjölin in October 2005 are also included in the box. N.B.
Only three copies of the special left; please order below.