Roger Hampson

Roger Hampson's "Monoprints"
In the 1950's Roger Hampson would spread letterpress ink on a sheet of army surplus Perspex and before the ink dried half tones and highlights were scraped away with rags, sticks and fingers to produce the desired image, usually miners, mill workers and the elderly. A single print was taken by laying a sheet of paper over the inked Perspex and passing them both through a domestic mangle to transfer the image.