Barbarian Press celebrates its Fortieth Anniversary
January 1st, 1977 — January 1st, 2017
Forty years ago, on January 1st, 1977, we met with Graham Williams, proprietor of the Florin Press, at the Shant pub in East Sutton, Kent, and were introduced to printing. Graham gave us a solid grounding in design, hand-setting, and presswork, and with his oversight, we worked with him to produce our first publication, Five Decades for Harry and Frances Adaskin, a poem by Crispin written as a gift for friends celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Forty years later, in January, 2017, we are working on our 46th and 47th books, and looking forward to many more years of printing and publishing.
We give our grateful thanks to all our subscribers and supporters, to our fellow printers, and to the many other friends who have been part of the journey so far. To be continued...
Alcuin Award for Fancy
We are pleased and grateful that the Alcuin Society has awarded Fancy: 8 Odes of John Keats First Prize in the Limited Editions category in this years awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada.