You’re probably asking yourself what a hornbook is. They are study primers, originating in 15th century Europe, which were often shaped like auction paddles but meant for primary education. Don Kilpatrick III has created an homage to hornbooks with his “Horn Block Printing Kit” for Nora. The kit can be used for learning to relief print or can be displayed as gorgeous artwork in the home. It is an interactive and educational product designed for art collectors and anyone interested in teaching themselves (or others) printmaking. Or, for those already in the know, it can be used to create beautiful and unique prints. Don skips breakfast far too often, and believes that a tree is never really finished with being a tree. He loves working with reclaimed wood and draws a great deal of inspiration from Brush Park. While he feels that there are too many people positively impacting culture in Detroit to list, he feels his students at the College for Creative Studies are among their number. Come by Nora and go home with one of his amazing Horn Block Printing Kits!
Don will be hosting a Meet the Artist Event on November 13 from 5pm-7pm at Nora.