14 Triads (B11)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

14 Triads

Made in

London

Date

1967

Description

Book bound in Japansese paper with star pattern, title on spine, blue end papers, three illustrations.

Details of individual blocks: 1. A study in free inking. A circle of bevelled glass from which a fluid ink is squeezed; 2. The same glass carefully cracked, the pieces slightly opened out before printing; 3. Figure cut out of thin card and mounted. Lace curtain, etc., stuck on; Intaglio; 4. Natural wood-grain as tone and texture. Whites cut away, darks painted on. Leafage added; 5. Birds of card and crepe paper. Wire mesh impressed into card and removed; Intaglio; 6. Card, cut through with knife and contours lifted for lights; Intaglio; 7. Card-cut, combined intaglio and letterpress, with lateral shift between impressions; 8. Disk inked with brush. Background lightly sprayed with petrol before printing.

Materials and techniques

Designed, printed and bound by Morris Cox on Japanese paper. Text on Hoso-shi with illustrations on Mingei. Type: Gill Sans medium condensed and Matura. Nos. 1-40 bound in Japanese Hans-asa paper. Press: hand made, 6 x 28 inches, on roller push-over principle. Type: Gill Sans medium condensed an Matura. Each block protected by a coat of plastic varnish before use.

Dimensions

height:  0.8cm
length:  19.4cm
width:  10.3cm

Object number

B11

Category

  • 14 Triads, Morris Cox, 1967, Crafts Council Collection: B11. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • 14 Triads, Morris Cox, 1967, Crafts Council Collection: B11. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.