Alexander Lavdovsky is both an artist and engraver who emigrated from his native Czechoslovakia to Canada, bringing with him old world engraving and printing skills. He has a special appreciation of nature and animals that has been a focal point of his embossed greeting cards and has made him sought after by clients for commissioned works and personal and business stationary. Since 1977 he has operated Classic Stationers, located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, it is one of the few remaining vintage print shops in North America. It has become more difficult to find an engraver and embosser that can still produce intricate engravings by hand thus yielding a natural three dimensional look and truly artistic piece of work.
We were fortunate to be able to work with Alex as his love for engraving both nature and animals combined with his old world embossing, letterpress knowledge, and equipment made him the ideal choice to work on the Falconer’s Creed. Through his experience and expertise he was able to take the artwork, photographs, and ideas provided and create the beautiful engravings that are an integral part of the creed. The letterpress printing and use of high quality, archival paper compliments the artwork, and makes the Falconer’s Creed a pleasure to look at, and a true piece of art.