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  • Harry Brockway 1958–2024. PART ONE 1988–2004

    Of all the distinguished group of wood engravers who worked regularly on Folio books in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Harry Brockway was the youngest, the strongest and the fittest, making his death on 1 January this year particularly shocking and saddening

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  • Reproducing Songs of Innocence and of Experience from the finest copy

    Folio’s edition of Songs of Innocence and of Experience is reproduced from one of the finest surviving copies, known as ‘Copy W’, now held at King’s College, University of Cambridge. In this blog, Folio’s Production Director Kate Grimwade explains how she matched our edition as closely as possible to Blake’s original manuscript.

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  • Illustrating Shakespeare

    Neil Packer illustrated Shakespeare’s The Complete Plays for the new Folio limited edition, published to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the First Folio. In this fascinating blog, Packer selects three of his favourite illustrations and reveals how he transformed his ideas to the page.

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  • Illustrating The Innocents Abroad

    Award-winning illustrator James Albon captured the eccentricities of Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad with a series of stylish colour and black-and-white lino-cuts. Here, Albon shares his artistic process and how he approached this exciting project.

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