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WOODBLOCK PRINTS

St. Catherine
St. Catherine
St. Catherine

St. Catherine

Saint Catherine was one of the most important saints in the religious culture of the late middle ages. Being so popular there are countless representations of this Saint. This small woodblock print measures 75x95mm and was cut from cherrywood. 

St. Christopher
St. Christopher

St. Christopher

This print of St. Christopher carrying the infant Jesus is based on one of the oldest European woodblock prints, from 1423. The design was adapted from the original, which has even more details. 

St. Birgitta af Vadstena
St. Birgitta af Vadstena
St. Birgitta af Vadstena
St. Birgitta af Vadstena

St. Birgitta af Vadstena

This print of St. Birgitta was made for the event "Birgitta Festival" in Maribo, Denmark. Limewood woodblock, printed on handmade linen laid paper, 135x195mm.

St. Sebastian
St. Sebastian
St. Sebastian

St. Sebastian badge

Custom order for the event Sch├╝tzenfest 1476 (Hinterweidenthal, Germany). Designed by Chris Wenzel, these small prints were offered to every participant of the shooting competitions. Cherry woodblock, print on handmade linen laid paper.

St. James
St. James
St. James
St. James
St. James

St. James

Based on the illustration from the Legendae sanctorum of 1486. Cut in limewood, 125x175mm, printed on handmade linen laid paper. Painted with brazil lake, yellow ochre and lamp black. 

Playing cards
Playing cards
Playing cards
Playing cards
Playing cards

Playing cards

A deck of 48 playing cards of Latin suits - clubs, swords, coins and cups. Block print in ca. 350gr handmade linen laid paper. Vermillion, terra umbra, azurite and yellow ochre were used to paint each suit. The 1 of coins shows the printer's mark. This was inspired by extant partial decks, but the illustrations are original, based on incunables and other sources.

St. Barbara
St. Barbara
St. Barbara
St. Barbara

St. Barbara

"Helgen" or religious iconography souvenir.
Cut in limewood, 130x200mm, printed on handmade linen laid paper.

Prelo Prints is a project born from the love for letterpress and all forms of early print, its techniques and history.

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