An interview with Orlando Weeks

To coincide with the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s exhibition dedicated to artist and designer Edward Bawden, the south London institution has commissioned former Maccabees frontman-turned illustrator and author Orlando Weeks to make a limited-edition print inspired by his work. To get his lino-cut skills up to scratch, Orlando turned to long-time friend and printmaker Alex Booker, who took him to his Limehouse studio to make some creative magic.

The name Edward Bawden might not be instantly familiar, but it’s highly likely you’ll recognise his work. With a style not dissimilar to Eric Ravilious but with a ton more humour, Bawden rendered iconic scenes from the UK into bold block-colour as seen in his London Transport posters from the 1930s and commercial work for Twinings and Fortnum & Mason – we love his cheeky Santa cat (Father Catmas?) for the latter’s 1958 Christmas catalogue...
Zetteler chats to the former Maccabees frontman about learning to print with Alex Booker. Read Zetteler's full feature about the project here.


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