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Ruth Ewan

Destroy (Edward and Christopher)

In April 2011, Ruth Ewan worked with young people at Broughton High School, Edinburgh to create a new font. Each member of the class drew a letter onto a rubber and the resulting designs were then cut into maple woodblocks. Ewan then used the woodblock type to create a series of three prints.

In Chistopher Hill’s seminal book The World Turned Upside Down he quotes from Quaker Edward Burrough’s speech of 1660 that he presented before the Reformation Parliament. Radical historians have continued to quote from Burrough’s speech, which captures the spirit of revolutionary defiance, capable of transcending time itself.

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