With early printed versions of the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer on display at Blackburn Museum here was an opportunity to try something new and yet rather old with the Columbian Press. Using wooden blocks and digital laser cutting I recreated the wooden blocks used in the very first printed editions of Canterbury Tales. Images include the wife of Bath, the Nun and the Knight from their repespective tales. I also created an extra character for the story who was very much heading his way to Canterbury from Blackburn.
When I have completed my project with these blocks i will be donating them to the Museum to use with their education boxes. In future young people visiting the museum will get some insight into how those early books were printed.