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Illustrated Books from The Porcupine's Quill

The Porcupine’s Quill has built, since 1974, an enviable reputation for expertise in the use of twentieth-century offset printing technology to replicate the quality look, and feel, of a nineteenth-century letterpress product. Most of the production work is completed at the shop on the Main Street of Erin Village, where books are printed on a twenty-five inch Heidelberg KORD, folded, and then sewn into signatures on a 1905 Model Smyth National Book sewing machine. The books of George A. Walker, Wesley Bates and G. Brender à Brandis are my personal faves.

by Don Gorman · Tagged woodcut, engraving, art, illustrated

A Is for Alice

by (artist) George A. Walker

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by (author) Lewis Carroll
by (artist) George A. Walker

Book of Hours

A Wordless Novel Told in 99 Wood Engravings

by (author) George A. Walker

Images from the Neocerebellum

by (artist) George A. Walker

The Inverted Line

by (author) George A. Walker

The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson

by (author) George A. Walker

A Gathering of Flowers from Shakespeare

by (artist) Gerard Brender à Brandis
by (author) David Hoeniger

A Wood Engraver's Alphabet

by (artist) Gerard Brender à Brandis

Concord of Sweet Sounds

Musical Instruments in Shakespeare

by (artist) Gerard Brender à Brandis
by (author) David Hoeniger

Wood Ink and Paper

by (author) Gerard Brender à Brandis

The Point of the Graver

by (author) Wesley W. Bates

Beasts of New York

by (author) Jon Evans
by (artist) Jim Westergard

Mother Goose Eggs

Sunnyside Up

by (author) Jim Westergard


by (artist) Megan Speers

Back + Forth

A Novel in 90 Linocuts

by (artist) Marta Chudolinska

A Caledon Sketchbook

by (artist) Richard Nevitt

Off the Wall

by (artist) Tony Urquhart
commentaries by Michael Phillips

Cells of Ourselves

by (author) Tony Urquhart

Let That Bad Air Out

Buddy Bolden's Last Parade

by (artist) Stefan Berg

South of North

Images of Canada

by (author) Richard Outram
illustrated by Thoreau MacDonald

An Illustrated Alphabet for the Illiterate

by (author) Rudolf Kurz & Elizabeth Kurz

Looking for Snails on a Sunday Afternoon

by (author) Rudolf Kurz