And so another 3 weeks have gone by…
During this time we have acquired another lovely set of new works by Tara McLeod to add to our collection of fine New Zealand printing. Aside from being the main designer and printer for The Holloway Press, Tara owns and operates the Pear Tree Press, producing wonderful handprinted letterpress books and prints.
This recent set of prints is an expression of New Zealand’s four main centres in a way which I think really captures an essence of the locations he has chosen. Have a look at Karangahape Road, Cuba Street, Dunedin and the very moving Christchurch.
Our New Zealand fine printing collection nestles within our wider interest in print history and print culture and supports our close connection with teaching and research based in the Wai-te-Ata Press here at Victoria University of Wellington. As the wider Library collection moves more towards e-books, books beautifully designed and printed with care on superb paper maintain a welcome – for some of us – link with the craftsmanship of the past.