Farlows Love Fish Print is a quirky and nostalgic limited-edition letterpress artwork. They are hand-printed using a vintage proofing press and composed entirely of salvaged wood and metal printers type combined with antique advertising prints blocks - most well over 100 years old.
Farlows Love Fish Print
Farlows Love Fish Print is a reinterpretation of the famous knuckle tattoo for us fishing folk. As a teenager, I once had a Fijian-Indian art teacher with a conventional love/hate tattoo. Composed using printer's 'indexes' or pointing hands from the mid 1800s (USA). Ornate 'Phoenix Foundry Type' sourced from Canada.
- It is printed on 270gsm Recycled Card with Rubber Ink and signed and numbered Edition of 50.
- Size: 240mm x 180mm with mount
Russell Frost is the letterpress printer. A 'Boy of the Buller River', he grew up in the remote Nelson Lakes National Park (NZ) where his love for wild brown-trout blossomed. A student at Lake Rotoiti School, his school teacher's husband was the pioneering fishing guide; Tony Entwistle. After graduating from Lincoln University in 1996, Russell went onto become a member of the NZ Professional Fishing Guides himself, working for Lake Rotoroa Lodge and later for the Owen River Lodge.