A little Boke of Iford, is my own small tribute to Harold A. Peto, who in the early 20th century, created an Italianate Garden masterpiece in the grounds of the newly acquired Iford Manor, near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. Recently, I managed to unearth a collection of photographs taken at the Peto Gardens, during a visit ten years before. I have always wanted to created something inspired by this visit, and my engagement with the process of drypoint has given me the opportunity to do this in a book.
I am planning to return to Iford soon, to gain some inspiration for some more prints.
In keeping with this booklets Italianate theme, I decided to set all text including titling in Bodoni, which was cast for me by the Hand and Eye type foundry in London. The 36pt decorated capitals used on each page of text, were cast by the Hell Box foundry.