Frances and Nicolas McDowall

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Industry Publishing
Occupation book-building
Location Nr Tintern, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
Introduction At The Old Stile Press, we design, print by hand and publish books in limited editions. These involve texts, new or reprinted, together with wood engravings, woodcuts or linocuts. As our starting point for each production is a desire to work with a particular artist-printmaker, our books often differ greatly one from another. An almost theatrical initial impact and a specific and appropriate 'feel' for each book are important to us. Our work has always been 'hands-on' and is entirely bounded by our capabilities, enthusiasms and energies. Nicolas designs and prints the books, working closely with an artist and sometimes with an author, where the text is a new one. Occasionally he is himself author and/or artist. Frances is the Press's link with the outside world. As often as time allows, she makes paper on which some of the books are printed. This occasional Journal is intended to give a glimpse of what is going on at the Press and especially what is being printed and what is being planned for the future. It is also meant to link firmly with our WEBSITE (click on link below) where full details of all our books can be found.