Last night we traveled to the Royal Cinema in downtown Toronto for a private screening of Woodwriter: The Wordless Art of George A. Walker. College Street in Toronto’s Little Italy was abuzz with pedestrians enjoying the wonderful warm spring evening.
This documentary film produced, directed, and edited by Jeff Winch, was partly funded through a Kickstarter campaign to which we contributed. The film presents George’s work, concentrating on his recent series of wordless biographies, along with a bit of his philosophy of life.
George is an old friend of ours from the letterpress/craft printing/book arts scene, and he has published a series of (so far) five wordless biographies of famous Canadians, illustrated entirely with his own wood engravings. These books are published by The Porcupine’s Quill and are available through their website as digital downloads or as physical copies sold through Abe Books.