linoleum block printing


Saw the top picture today (whoever that teacher is, you are amazing. Thanks for posting it) and got inspired to make my own, but a small linoleum block version.

Literally none of my students appreciate this joke. I shall nerd-laugh to myself then.


I present my final project for my typography and books arts class from last semester! I produced an edition of 5 books of a collection of songs and poems from JRR Tolkien’s Legendarium. I designed each of the illuminated letters, carved them out of linoleum blocks, and printed them on a platinum hand press. The text of the titles page was also hand set and printed (I ran out of time to hand set the rest.) The blue detailing I did with watercolors. I bound them in a simple case binding with a really pretty blue paper inside the cover.

These are the most exciting pages that I wanted to share. 

Here is my latest relief print scanned! I’ve been thinking about a title for this since I started working on it, but have struggled to come up with something other than “Alligator” or “Crocodile”. I settled on “The All-Seeing River Beast”. Hopefully, that’s not too stupid. If it is, well…I majored in art, not writing.

If you haven’t been following the progress of this on Tumblr or Instagram it’s a three block/color linoleum print designed, carved, and printed by me, Amanda Myers. I don’t often make multi-colored prints due to cost and time. I really enjoyed making this and I’m thrilled with how it came out. If you’d like to purchase this print, check out my Etsy store. These are a limited edition of 9.

If you can’t buy a print, but want to show your support, reblogs (and likes) are always appreciated! 

This is a large (22" x 30"in./ 57.15 x 76.2 cm) relief print carved from linoleum and printed with Gamblin oil-based black ink with hand applied gold leaf on cotton paper. This dragon is the last in a series of prints which also includes a wolf and a griffin. I’m particularly pleased with this print, especially since it was the most difficult to design. If you are interested in this print or any of the others, check out my Etsy store.