[DA - A Journal of the Printing Arts]

`Though an angel should write, still 'tis devils must print.'
    -- Thomas Moore, 1779-1852, Irish musician and songwriter

[DA 53, Fall / Winter 2004]

Number 53, Fall / Winter 2003


Notes on the Tools
and Techniques
of Wood Engraving

by George A Walker


Suppliers, Resources
and Organizations

Includes a wood engraving
of Bill Poole at work
printed letterpress
by George A Walker

You may also be interested

in Ornamental Initials

or perhaps Headpieces?

or even a few colorized dingbats
we used on a promotional bookmark?

or more Tails?

perhaps these
which appeared
in DA 58?

or these little
ones which appeared
in DA 61?

Dingbats, Ornaments
and Fanciful Initials

Tim Inkster

The Devil's Artisan intends to present an ever-larger digital library of these images, available at no charge for download as shareware, for the favour of which we would appreciate a credit to `Walter Inkster, the Devil's Artisan'.

[Morning Glory, maybe]

It amuses me, some, that these images are now to be made available on the World Wide Web, and that Walt was prematurely dismissed in the 1970s for insisting that the future of Bell Telephone lay in the direction of fibre optics.

[Canine Winged Dragon] [Winged Dragon with Beak]

The wire and cable lobby of the day held sway.

[Clamshell Finial]

My father, as it turns out, was correct.

[A Pair of Thistles] [A Single Thistle]

To download what you see here, right-click on any letter, which should give you the option of viewing it in a rather large scale or saving it to your local machine. This stratagem works fine in Netscape, Mozilla and Konqueror. I'm less sure about Explorer. The originals are of various sizes, but all were scanned (consistently) at 600 dpi. You may also be interested in Headpieces or perhaps Ornamental Initials?

[Maybe a bit much]

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A Rogue's Gallery   |    The Gauntlet Press   |    The Anchorage Press   |    The Gourmet Vandercook  |    The Porcupine's Quill

Headpieces   |    Ornamental Initials  |    Tailpieces  |    Sample Issue  |    Back Issues

The Devil's Artisan would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada
through the Canada Magazine Fund (CMF) through the Support for Arts and Literary Magazines (SALM) component
toward our editorial and production costs. Thanks, as well, for the generosity
of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council,
Random House Canada and the Upper Canada Brewing Company.

Contents © 2006 The Devil's Artisan. Updated: 08 Mar 2008 by Tim Inkster
Web page created 97-10-08 by Brenda J. Sharpe

[A Vampire Bat]

To tour the beginnings of a digital library
of dingbats, start here.