Traditional-Signwriting-Lining-Fairground-Art-Graphic-Design-Bookbinding-Freelance-Cornwall

Traditional-Signwriting-Lining-Fairground-Art-Graphic-Design-Bookbinding-Freelance-Cornwall

This tangent 'House' demanded us to enter the 'House Of Mystery' to see what it is hiding...

Artefact : Panel from the 'Array of Arsenic' Exhibition

Catalogue : 'House' - documenting & decoding the illustrations, redrawn from the recordings of the exhibition.


Photographed in the exhibition 'A Stride', Falmouth, August 2015.

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Traditional-Signwriting-Lining-Fairground-Art-Graphic-Design-Bookbinding-Freelance-Cornwall

A close-up of the panel showing the blended background & details of typefaces, all by hand.

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Traditional-Signwriting-Lining-Fairground-Art-Graphic-Design-Bookbinding-Freelance-Cornwall

A close-up of the panel highlighting the use of blended gold & blue. Notice the type connections to the third advertisement of the Heritage Collection.

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Traditional-Signwriting-Lining-Fairground-Art-Graphic-Design-Bookbinding-Freelance-Cornwall

A detail of the panel - showing the hand lettering, lining & blending skills.

Traditional-Signwriting-Lining-Fairground-Art-Graphic-Design-Bookbinding-Freelance-Cornwall

Traditional-Signwriting-Lining-Fairground-Art-Graphic-Design-Bookbinding-Freelance-Cornwall

The catalogue 'House' shadows the artefacts of the sign & medical illustrations. 
The catalogue works to document the five medical illustrations of arsenic poisoning & works to structure the underlying story of medical illustration victims in the East End of London in the Victorian Era, specifically 1888.

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Traditional-Signwriting-Lining-Fairground-Art-Graphic-Design-Bookbinding-Freelance-Cornwall

The inner cover - establishing the significance of the red line, which works to tell two stories that allign frequently.

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Traditional-Signwriting-Lining-Fairground-Art-Graphic-Design-Bookbinding-Freelance-Cornwall

An introduction to this particular tangent of the travelling fairground archive.

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Traditional-Signwriting-Lining-Fairground-Art-Graphic-Design-Bookbinding-Freelance-Cornwall

The first medical illustration - the stomach of a woman - is documented & the wording hints at the two stories connection.

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Traditional-Signwriting-Lining-Fairground-Art-Graphic-Design-Bookbinding-Freelance-Cornwall

The fifth illustration - the throat of a woman - is the last record & therefore holds the last key to the shared connection to the two stories.

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Traditional-Signwriting-Lining-Fairground-Art-Graphic-Design-Bookbinding-Freelance-Cornwall

A tear in the catalogue reveals a cut of arsenic, this hints at a killing from arsenic poisoning.

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Traditional-Signwriting-Lining-Fairground-Art-Graphic-Design-Bookbinding-Freelance-Cornwall

The archivist statement at the end of the catalogue reveals how senior medical physicians of the Victorian Era discredited medical illustration because of what they exposed.