letterpress and woodcuts
Text composed with metal type and handmade woodcuts (capital S in the form of the dragon on the image above) in cherrywood.
The Golden Legend (Latin: Legenda Aurea), compiled by Jacobus de Voragine in the second half of the 13th century, was a very popular collection of hagiographies.
This booklet edition has eight pages with an adaptation of the chapter about the life of Saint George and includes four original woodcuts: the capital S that marks the beginning of the text, two illustrations with scenes from the text, and the cover image.
The initial concept for this project was to create a booklet featuring the story of a different Saint from this renowned medieval work. However, as the project progressed, additional ideas began to emerge. Nevertheless, the core concept of producing a series of small booklets remains the foundation of this edition.
These individual booklets can eventually be compiled into a comprehensive book. However, the specific number of chapters and the frequency of future editions have yet to be determined.
The first edition (July 2023) is sold out.