by Hannah Cousins
Coastline, published by Nomad Letterpress, chronicles a two-week trip down California's iconic Pacific Coast Highway, between San Francisco and Los Angeles, a route taken by Hannah Cousins and her husband Luke in Autumn 2016. The rolling hills & relaxed beaches of San Simeon, the rugged coastline of Big Sur and the palm trees & city lights of Los Angles all made an indelible impression on Hannah, whose linocuts and pochoir illustrations draw inspiration from the surrounding plant life, big skies and dazzling ocean views.
Hannah began printing at university where evenings were spent cutting and printing lino on the kitchen floor at her home in London. Hannah then upgraded her kitchen table to an Albion and worked from Centerspace, an artists' co-op in Bristol city centre, from where she undertook commissioned work for an elite range of clients, including The BBC, Huit Denim, Parlophone Records & Double Dagger. In the first week of 2019, after six weeks spent looking at the back end of a Heidelberg with Pat Randle whilst Coastline was on press, Hannah decided to swap the damp outhouses at Whittington for the ocean views and palm trees of Los Angeles where she now resides with Luke. We all miss her.
This edition of 125 copies is set in 14pt Walbaum, printed letterpress on a heavyweight Zerkall mould-made paper and bound by Roger Grech of which:
105 copies have been covered in a Japanese book cloth and are contained within a slipcase. £235 (£185 pre-publication).
15 'portfolio' copies, contained within a slipcase, are covered in a half-leather and accompanied by a portfolio containing a suite of linocuts and pochoir illustrations. £575 (£495 pre-publication).
5 'de luxe edition’ copies are covered in full-leather and are accompanied by the portfolio as above, with an additional three-colour linocut. All contained within a Solander box. Details available on request.
Publication date: March 2019.