Joseph Uccello

Joseph Uccello is an ink painter, letterpress printer, and graphic designer whose interests center on the intelligent patterns and forces undergirding the world of forms. Fascinated by liminal beings, monstra and the ancient lore of homuniculi, he attempts to consciously access the macrocosm by opening and working with the microcosmic chaos of ink. He gained his miniaturist techniques from much time spent in isolation and in contemplation of the visual expression of the world. He spent many years wandering and living abroad, in China, Italy and Yemen, and considers his art to be highly influenced by exposure to these cultures. He is the designer and printer behind the Viatorium Press.

In order to wed his love of ink painting and letterpress printing; Uccello has produced several letterpress broadsides which incorporate the fine lines of his paintings into very limited Fine Press items.

Some very limited editions are available for purchase here:

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OCCLITH 0: OMNIFORM Special Edition

Occlith 0: Omniform,  the first in a series from award-winning artist, typographer and printer Joseph Uccello. Containing essential texts of the Paracelsian School of Alchemy, the whole serves as an animated sourcebook of essential Hermetic philosophy and Natural Magic, vivified through the letterpress-inspired type design and Uccello’s ink and brush drawings. In addition to the lavishly-illustrated alchemical texts, Omniform includes an essential lexicon of alchemical terms, and an original Introduction by Uccello serves as the portal of ingress into this Corporeal Book.

This Reserve Edition is hand-bound in alum-tawed goatskin and sealed with a hand-carved pear wood seal by T. Ketola at Memorie di Carta in Citta di Castello, Italy.

Limited to 11 copies of which only 1 is offered for sale here.

$550.00

 

 

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Pilgrimage to Azathoth, by H. P. Lovecraft

Cloth bound hardcover w/ illustrated dust jacket, 6×9 in., 72 pp.

Includes:
Letterpress folding plate, 13×19 in. (Rives BFK cotton paper)
Letterpress wraparound (Zerkall Nideggen paper)
Letterpress folding plate of Necronomicon quote (original Arabic) and letterpress illustration from the story Memory, 19×6.75 in. (Rives BFK tan cotton paper)

Plates are folded and stored in the book, but not bound or glued into the book itself.

Limited to 46 copies of which only 1 is offered for sale here  $175.00

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The Al-Azif of the Mad Poet Abdul Alhazred, by Ryan Parker

Cloth bound Hardcover w/ illustrated dust jacket, 6×9 in., 48 pp.

Includes:
17×11 in. folding plate of Jinn King correspondences
Letterpress wraparound (Zerkall Nideggen paper)
Letterpress folding plate of Necronomicon quote (original Arabic) and letterpress illustration referring to said quote, 11×8.5 in. (Rives BFK tan cotton paper)

Plates are folded and stored in the book, but not bound or glued into the book itself.

Limited to 150 copies of which only 5 are offered for sale here $150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail from On Virtue, Lession 1.

A selection of text from Zosimos of Panopolis [fl. c. 300 AD]. It has been said that the art of alchemy was taught to Zosimos by fallen angels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from On Virtue, Lession 1.

12″ x 14.25″ Letterpress printed on Rives Moulin du Gue, one of an edition of only 13 copies. $45.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Generation of Homunculi according to the words of Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim, otherwise known as Paracelsus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Generation of Homunculi

8″ x 18.5″ Letterpress printed on Rives Heavyweight cream, one of an edition of only 21 copies. $45.00