An exciting artistic collaboration and with it the opportunity to follow the project’s journey in a mini series on video - Episode 1 is now available at their website 1812Broadside. Renowned wood engraver and letterpress printer Wesley W. Bates and artist and bookbinder Marlene Pomeroy are commemorating the War of 1812 Bicentennial with the design and creation of a limited edition 4-colour letterpress broadside. Printed on a hand-operated letterpress at West Meadow Press on archival rag paper from the fine Saint Armond Paper Mill in Montreal, it will be presented in an elegant handmade archival chemise detailed with period features.
Illustrated with wood engravings and handset type reflective of the period, it is a fresh and unique artistic response to the British and American soldiers and First Nations warriors who fought in the October 13, 1812 Battle of Queenston Heights, an event that was seen to have set into motion Canada’s formation and rise to nationhood. Offered in three versions and available for pre-order soon at the website. Enjoy the project in progress!