Jowett Javelin (Linocut Print)
A hand-carved, hand pressed, open edition Linocut print of a 1952 Jowett Javelin. This is a customisable design, in that you can choose to insert your own number plate. Simply include a note with your order stating your number plate and I will carve it to your specifications. You can even choose to have it printed in an alternative colour of your choice. The default will otherwise be a black print with number plate OKP 902.
The Jowett Javelin was designed by Gerald Palmer and made by Jowett Cars at Idle, Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire. But this is not just any Jowett Javelin: OKP 902 was a much-loved member of the Midgley family for over 50 years! This is the print I’d always intended to make for my Dad; I hope he’d have liked it. I decided to make it this year, 2023, both in honour of his memory but also to celebrate the Jowett Car Club centenary.
The Jowett Car Club exists to ensure that its members have access to the technical knowledge and support needed to keep their Jowetts in working order and in use – and, as the oldest one-make car club in the world, 2023 marks its centenary. Fundamental to the task is Jowett Car Spares (JCS), which collects, stores and supplies a vast range of parts, even arranging the manufacture of parts when necessary. Like all club services, this is staffed entirely by volunteers, freely giving their time and expertise (such as my Dad). JCS currently operates from rented premises; looking to the future, the club has launched its Centenary Foundation with the aim of raising sufficient funds to purchase its own premises for JCS to provide a permanent home for JCS.
As such, and in line with my commitment to affiliate each of my prints with an appropriate charity or non-profit organisation wherever it makes sense to do so, it gives me enormous personal pleasure to pledge to donate 10% of all sales of this print to the Jowett Car Club’s Centenary Foundation. I genuinely can’t think of a more perfect beneficiary!
Carved in 2023.
This image is signed, hand-carved and hand-pressed, and is printed with water-based ink on Ho-Sho, an off white Japanese printmaking paper, measuring 200x140mm. The image itself measures approximately 150x125mm.
Due to the customisable nature of this print, it's an open edition. As with all handmade items, each one will vary slightly, making it completely unique - but all the more so with this one, as I'm able to tailor it to make it completely unique to you. Please note this print will arrive unframed - picture is for demonstration purposes only.