Progressive proofs, created in 1992, from Gaylord Schanilec’s Farmers: Wood Engravings, Interviews.
Midnight Paper Sales Press,
Contemporary wood engraver and fine press printer Gaylord Schanilec (b. 1955) created a suite of progressive proofs of all the blocks included in his limited-edition fine press book Farmers specifically at the request of RBS founding director Terry Belanger. Each interview in Farmers is accompanied by a two-page wood engraving printed from six separate end-grain maple blocks. The progressive proofs illustrate how Schanilec printed this illustration of a grain harvester successively in yellow, green, grey, blue, orange, and black inks.
From the collection of Rare Book School