about this piece
River is a book about one river-its origin, fact, and force; but it is also about the relationship between a river and the places it separates and joins together, and the people that recognize it as their own. The book was written, designed and printed in Basel, Switzerland, on the banks of the Rhein, and on the two letterpresses at Druckwerk. Printed from handset Medieval type and hand-inked linoleum blocks, with ‘titles’ in pochoir and India ink. Hand-bound in Copenhagen, Denmark.
paper, ink, card stock, book cloth
Megan Adie is a book artist and letterpress printer originally from California. Her career as a musician, specializing in historical performance practice, brought her first to Basel, Switzerland, and most recently to Copenhagen, Denmark. Megan publishes books and prints from her shop in Copenhagen, the first ever physical location of Aviary Press, and organizes printmaking residencies in Basel, at Druckwerk, where she has printed since 2010.