Alphabet Menagerie series available at museum gift shop

Acrobat, wood type, letterpress print, © 2005, Wren M. Allen

"Head over Heels" 21" x 17 1/2", was printed using antique wood display type.

On Thursday, I met with the gift shop manager and executive director of Houston’s Museum of Printing History. I am very pleased to announce that my Alphabet Menagerie series of monoprints has been accepted for sale in the museum’s gift shop!

This series was created in early 2005 at Peacock Visual Arts, when I lived in Aberdeen, Scotland. I used the art center’s collection of antique wood display type to create monoprints of various animals formed with the letters of their names. They were printed on an antique, Columbia-style, platen press at the art center.

I’ll have some photos of the series up on my portfolio page very soon. I spent the morning prepping prints for the presentation, so did not get around to painting any leaves Thursday.

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    • Thanks! 🙂
      Fingers crossed that the prints will inspire Christmas gift ideas to museum visitors.

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