Splattering Ink

It was fun producing a new booklet for the Johnson Society in Lichfield about Samuel Johnson's life. You can see what the work looks like on my website here. Designing it involved a session of dribbling and splattering ink and wax on hand-made paper to scan in for backgrounds. There were suggestions of certain other things that could be spilt as well as you can imagine. (Samuel Johnson was notoriously messy apparently). If you go and buy a booklet in the Birthplace museum bookshop, you'll recognise these splatters. 

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