Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Freshly Picked

I received my advance copy of "Freshly Picked" this morning. I have already shown the blocks and some images here but this was the first time that I saw how my engravings had been used.

Here are a series of photographs of the book - click on them to enlarge.


The book is handsome (I didn't design the cover):


My engravings have been reduced and used as endpapers. I am very pleased with the end result; the engravings look good in green:


Hwere is a selection of the engravings:

Introduction:


Basics:


Summer (One of my favourites):


Autumn (My favourite):


Growing potatoes:


Far Flung Food:


All in all, I am very pleased with the result. This is my first "High Street", rather than fine press book project. It covers both the growing and cooking aspects of growing ones own veg and I'm looking forwards to reading it. It is published on June 4th.

Our own vegetable production is coming along nicely and things are stirring in the new raised beds:

7 comments:

Sarah and Jon said...

Ooo it looks lovely - they do look good in green!

Sue said...

They look really good, both on the endpapers and the chapter headers. Well done, Andy!

artymouse said...

These are beautiful. Congratulations.

Annie B said...

The book looks great! It's also really fun to see your garden. What kind of tree is that?

Sharri said...

Great job, Andy, it looks like a wonderful book and your engravings are delicious. Where is the book for sale?

Letter C said...

Do you know if your book is available in the U.S.? Surely it is since it has an ISBN. Are you selling any direct. I want one.
Carol

Magic Cochin said...

What a fun project to work on. The images look great as chapter heads and make lovely endpapers too.

I was chatting with someone last night - he was remembering what fun you all had in the mud at Art in Action.

Isn't everything growing fast now!

Best wishes
Celia