Treasure 14: the John R Biggs collection

This treasure (collection reference D3562) was nominated by our erstwhile Artist in Residence, Paula Moss.  She writes:

John R Biggs (1909-1988) was a distinguished wood engraver, typographer, graphic designer and writer, born in Derby, who early in his career established a much admired private printing press.  The archive, from which this book and printing blocks are taken, covers his life’s work – from his student days in Derby to the final years of his retirement from teaching – and is a wonderfully inspiring collection, a real treasure.

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