Henry Morris, Printer:
The Life and Times of
The Bird & Bull Press
Curated by Alexander Johnston
August 20, 2013 - December 13, 2013
For fifty-five years, Henry Morris's Bird & Bull Press has been devoted to the printing and publishing of fine press books. Henry Morris's career as a fine press printer began in 1958, when he sought an outlet for a newfound interest in making paper by hand. He introduced the name of his imprint, the Bird & Bull Press, with his second book in 1961. In keeping with the interests that first prompted Henry Morris to establish the Bird & Bull Press, the majority of Morris's books have been devoted to the art, craft, and history of printing and papermaking. Throughout his career Henry Morris has printed books which are renowned both for their aesthetic qualities and for the value of their textual content. Early this year, Henry Morris announced his retirement, bringing a close to the Bird & Bull Press. This exhibition celebrates Henry Morris's long and productive career.