all that inspires me to live each day yearning to evolve as an artist, as a person.... makes me want to walk faster as there is so much more to see & yet makes me want to stroll along observing every little thing around... full of beauty.. full of wonderful things... all that imbibed together creates ART....
Thanks @theweekendpress for making my day. The prints are just lovely and I can’t stop looking at them. Amazing work!
These striking letters make up a large typographic artwork produced in celebration of Peckham, an area of Southeast London. The linocut alphabet has been created by Menna Jenkins, a graduate of Camberwell College of Art’s Printmaking MA.
The reduction linocuts1 were hand-printed with oil–based inks, using a platen press. Only a limited edition of 10 of each letter were made.
The urban landscape and typography of Peckham (which has been undergoing a slow regeneration since the 1990s) provides an unusual source of inspiration for the letters which reference the people, cultures, and architecture of the area, mixed with a warm sense of humor.
“The signage of Peckham is not subtle, and nor are my letters. I have used celebratory carnival colours and patterns, which include the familiar reds and yellow of burger and fried chicken shops.”
The alphabet is available to any Peckham business that would like to use the typeface as signage.
1. Essentially, using the same piece of linoleum and progressively cutting more of the design away before each printing