Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Skew-Whiff by Peter Olds, Poet

John Denny, owner-operator of Puriri Press, Auckland, has now completed the hand-setting of poems by Peter Olds at the Otakou Press Room in the University of Otago Library. And Skew-Whiff, as it is called, looks fabulous. Peter Olds has made a point of photographing as many samples of graffiti around town. I attach a low-res image of the ‘Centre-fold’ – a collection of just some of the graffiti, which Denny has replicated in print.
The 8 images that accompany the poems are by local artist Kathryn Madill. They too are fabulous. I particularly like the beatle boots image (remember them!) and the fluorescent MODERN on one page. This hand-set hand-inked edition is limited to only 100 copies. 
Enquiries and more information, contact:
Dr. Donald Kerr, F.L.S.
Special Collections Librarian
University of Otago
P.O. Box 56
Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone: (03) 479-8330

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