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The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Typeface! Adobe Jenson Pro Opticals was used to set the document, reflecting the paddle with its outstanding craftsmanship. Its calligraphic lines mimic the sweep of a paddle blade through water and its non-vertical stress evokes the flowing movement of kayaking at sea.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

On the opposite side of the document, the process of creating your own paddle is explained with the aid of hand-drawn diagrams. Because you can’t know ‘everything’ about something until you have made it!

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

On the opposite side of the document, the process of creating your own paddle is explained with the aid of hand-drawn diagrams. Because you can’t know ‘everything’ about something until you have made it!

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

On the opposite side of the document, the process of creating your own paddle is explained with the aid of hand-drawn diagrams. Because you can’t know ‘everything’ about something until you have made it!

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

On the opposite side of the document, the process of creating your own paddle is explained with the aid of hand-drawn diagrams. Because you can’t know ‘everything’ about something until you have made it!

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

I cut a life-size wooden blank of a Greenland paddle, inked up its wide face and ‘potato-printed’ it onto paper, creating a beautiful wood texture.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Typeface! Adobe Jenson Pro Opticals was used to set the document, reflecting the paddle with its outstanding craftsmanship. Its calligraphic lines mimic the sweep of a paddle blade through water and its non-vertical stress evokes the flowing movement of kayaking at sea.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

On the opposite side of the document, the process of creating your own paddle is explained with the aid of hand-drawn diagrams. Because you can’t know ‘everything’ about something until you have made it!

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

On the opposite side of the document, the process of creating your own paddle is explained with the aid of hand-drawn diagrams. Because you can’t know ‘everything’ about something until you have made it!

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

On the opposite side of the document, the process of creating your own paddle is explained with the aid of hand-drawn diagrams. Because you can’t know ‘everything’ about something until you have made it!

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

On the opposite side of the document, the process of creating your own paddle is explained with the aid of hand-drawn diagrams. Because you can’t know ‘everything’ about something until you have made it!

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

I cut a life-size wooden blank of a Greenland paddle, inked up its wide face and ‘potato-printed’ it onto paper, creating a beautiful wood texture.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle

Passed the 2014 ISTD assessment.

Inuit paddles are double-bladed, finely crafted sticks, used to propel their sleek kayaks through icy water. Made from the bare minimum of materials and perfected over many generations, the paddle is an effcient and beautiful example of human ingenuity in the harshest of climates.

Running across the centre of the three metre spread is a life-size print of a paddle, bringing its raw physicality to the page. Surrounding text (largely self-authored) explores its use in hunting, history and construction.

Photographed by Luke Blick.

The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle
The West Greenland Kayak Paddle