Portfolio > Oh, the Wind and Rain

Sirens on 83rd
wood engraving on paper
image size: 6.5" x 4.5"
2022
Major
wood engraving on paper
image size: 6.5" x 4.5"
2022
Lonesome Road
wood engraving on paper
6.5" x 4.5"
2021
Wanderer in the Storm, after Julius von Leypold
wood engraving on paper
6.5" x 4.5"
2021
Valerie and the Ritual Masks
wood engraving on paper
6.5" x 4.5"
2021
On the Trail Off Route 100
wood engraving on paper
6.5" x 4.5"
2021
Jericho Bay
wood engraving on paper
6.5" x 4.5"
2021
Proofing
wood engraving on paper
6.5" x 4.5"
2022
Grafton Peace Pagoda
wood engraving on paper
6.5" x 4.5"
2022

Oh, the Wind and Rain is a suite of ten wood engravings by Isak Applin. This set of prints was feverishly drawn during the early months of the Covid pandemic, while the constant wail of ambulances surrounded the artist's home in Queens. The prints record the trauma of the moment and recollect a world that suddenly vanished.

The suite is available as a book or portfolio, and several sets of loose prints are for sale as well. A title page, contents page, epigraph and colophon accompany the engravings.

Both the engravings and text were printed on an Albion iron handpress on dampened Zerkall Book paper. The wood engravings were printed directly from hand-carved, end-grain maple blocks.

Images: 10 wood engravings by Isak Applin
Edition: 22 books, 8 portfolios, 5 sets of loose prints
Presses: 1850s Albion hand press, and a Charles Brand etching press for the cover image
Typeface: Monotype Bembo, with a bit of italic Monotype Garamond on the portfolio title page.
Size: the portfolio measures 11" x 8" and has 14 printed sheets, the book is 10" x 7" and has 29 pages (15 pages printed recto).
Portfolio Binders: Campbell-Logan Bindery and Crystal Cawley
Book Binder: case-bound in-house

Ordering Information:

Books: $550, includes shipping in the US, click here to order.

Portfolios: $550, includes shipping in the US, click here to order.

Loose prints: $175, contact us at the email address below for print availability.

Individuals who wish to pay by check or reside outside of the U.S. should email us at: isak (at) titanandweald (dot) com