Wednesday, February 05, 2014

In the memory of Wil Hudson

Wil Hudson (1929-2014)
It is with great regret that we found out that Wil Hudson passed away in Creston Valley, BC, on January 10, at the age of 85. His name is indubitably linked to the history of letterpress fine printing in BC, and the Alcuin Society's first publishing projects. Some of his work is part of the UBC or SFU Special Collections. Rollin Milroy from Heavenly Monkey posted more about Wil's connection with the Society and his achievements.

Wil Hudson is also known for his work with the Inuit artists, whom he supported, translated, and taught printing techniques. Wil Hudson spent the last years of his life in Creston, where he cultivated other passions, such as railways, ships, and cats. The residents of Creston have very fond memories of him as a witty, fascinating, unconventional person, and some of his friends depicted him and his character in this lively, wonderful obituary.

Make the angels smile, Wil Hudson.

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