Beginning in the 1950s, the American master of wood engraving, John DePol (1913–2004), cut small, endgrain blocks featuring subjects from nature, the heavens, the book arts, and fantastical abstract/geometrical designs. Pattern papers were created from many of these images, printed, and used as binding papers for fine-press books. Illustrated in Endgrain Designs & Repetitions: The Pattern Papers of John DePolare 117 of these image units and patterns. The Legacy Press is pleased that it has exclusive license to publish John DePol Pattern Papers.
The Legacy Press has published ten John DePol Pattern Papers, eight of which are still in-print, and these can be purchased at $5.00 per sheet plus shipping by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specifications: Offset-printed on Mohawk Superfine (Softwhite, Eggshell-finish, 80# text), 16.5 x 22 in. (full bleed), grain direction short. Shown below in color are the image units and the Pantone Matching System reference (#) for these John DePol Pattern Papers.
Out of Print
For an edition binding or other projects requiring significant numbers of sheets, you can order a John DePol Pattern Paper printed to your specifications. Begin the process by selecting an image from those reproduced below. To my knowledge, none of these images has appeared as a patterned paper, see Endgrain Designs & Repetitions: The Pattern Papers of John DePol.