Times Literary Supplement Review: A Custodian of Memory by Michael Caines
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by Graham Moss
3M ago
The American Kathy Whalen and the Briton Graham Moss met in the summer of 1998 at Bryn Mawr College. He was visiting and she was working there as a rare books librarian. They discovered that they both had A Shropshire Lad by heart: “she started, I finished it”. Married the following year, the couple became partners in the Incline Press, which Moss had been building up in Oldham for several years, while Whalen worked at Chetham’s Library in Manchester and the Bodleian Library in Oxford. The ensuing two decades of letterpress work yielded some exceptionally handsome handmade publications, inclu ..read more
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MMMV review
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by Graham Moss
5M ago
We had a wonderful review of Memento Mori : Memento Vivere from Ubiquitous book, below. You can also read about it on their blog here. A review of Memento Mori : Memento Vivere by Ubiquitous Books ..read more
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Memento Mori is launched
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by Graham Moss
6M ago
After three years of work, the Standard and Special editions of Memento Mori : Memento Vivere, are completed. The book is both a memorial and a celebration of the life of librarian, bibliophile and printer Kathy Whalen, who died of cancer in 2020. Written by her partner and co-publisher Graham Moss of Incline Press, the book is presented in a joyous and moving series of double page openings, taken from the style of a commonplace book. Each opening is a letterpress text facing and explaining variously tip-ins, original prints and ephemera. Most of these are between two and four colour ..read more
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Memento Mori : Memento Vivere
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by Graham Moss
1y ago
I’m glad to be back working on Memento Mori : Memento Vivere, the book about Kathy Whalen who for 21 years was my partner and co-worker at Incline Press.  I had reached number 41 of 50 illustrated double page spreads and hit something of an emotional block with the writing.  Rather than beat myself up over my difficulty with the text, I followed my usual behaviour and instead turned to other work, the three prospectuses for which you should have received through the post recently. If you didn’t, email us for a copy.  As I expected, the logjam broke when I looked in other direct ..read more
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Spring!
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by Graham Moss
1y ago
Spring has certainly sprung in the Incline Press workshop.  Over the winter we have been busy printing three new pamphlets which are now available in the online shop, and we are just preparing the prospectuses to post (if you’ve bought from us recently you will get a postal mailing. If not, please email us your street address to graham.moss@inclinepress.com) The first publication is Song of the small hours, a poem by author Nancy Campbell and first published in The Spectator in 2022.  The typography is a response to the poem’s sense of rhythm. It is bound in a handmade paper commissi ..read more
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More new books
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by Graham Moss
1y ago
I stopped teaching and demonstrating printing something over ten years ago. But when our friends Nick* and Tilly Wonham mentioned at the last Oxford Fine Press Book Fair that their youngest daughter, Petra, was interested in adding to her book making knowledge, I thought ‘why not?’ Petra and the rest of the family had made a couple of family projects here many years before, and it was a pleasure to welcome Petra back again. After finishing her studies in Edinburgh Petra had stayed on for a year working in an art supply shop.  Incline Press was to be a month long induction into some of the ..read more
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Oxford Fine Press Book Fair
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by Graham Moss
2y ago
Nick and Tilly Wonham at the Incline Press table at the Oxford Fair. Fine piece of ephemera from Jamie Murphy at his Salvage Press in Dublin. The criteria for the Judges Choice Awards, and the three winners were . . . Thanks to Martyn Ould for these three photos: Nancy Loeber from Brooklyn using the most exquisite tints on her woodcut images, Gaylord Schanilac from St Paul with his Report from Quarantine, American Crow, and yours truly from Oldham. Still unfinished, this copy was bound with blank pages at the back to give a notion of the heft of the book. Since getting home I’ve started ..read more
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Memento Mori : Memento Vivere - Prospectus
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by Graham Moss
2y ago
  I have reprinted in this prospectus the flyer marking the death of Kathy Whalen, my wife and partner, so it is clear what this book is about. She would have been apprehensive about this book; she was never one for this sort of limelight. With that in mind I have deliberately made the book in the style that she particularly enjoyed, so using a variety of papers, plenty of colour on the pages, changes of aural tenor, tipped-in plates - all things the appropriate use of which Incline Press benefited from in the twenty years we made books together. These photos all come from the unbound pa ..read more
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Ready for Burns Night?
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by Graham Moss
2y ago
Kathy was in conversation with Rigby Graham around Christmas 2005 when he suggested to her that we should produce a broadsheet for Burns Night. Taking a hint from the book we had just produced, we took a linocut from it. Paired with this squib from Burns and a random offcut of paper from the cover we had used for Paper Snowstorm, this is how it ended up. Still as pertinent as it ever has been. Although broadsheets like this are an interesting fancy for using up offcuts of paper, we do try to concentrate on books, and over the years have produced five. They are an interesting bunch: Westlin W ..read more
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Free Gifts!
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by Graham Moss
2y ago
Usually when you order from us, you will find in the package things you didn't order. There is a host of reasons for this: I enjoy printing, and creating small display pieces is fun; I can’t abide wasting offcuts of paper; the postal rates are such that there might be weight I can use in addition to that of the ordered item and its packaging; not everything can make a book; small vignettes, isolated cuts like this one, might be interesting in themselves, but also it’s fun to try and find a text to suit them, turning what would otherwise be a decoration into an illustration. And of course, it ..read more
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