Punishment Exercise

Punishment Exercise, 2021 Letterpress poster produced by Ruth Kirkby. Edition of 30.

This letterpress poster edition quotes untrained school teacher Muriel Pyrah of Asking Out, quoting Mark Twain. Pyrah’s own handwritten teaching notes repeatedly reference this quote and this idea is reflected in the title. A punishment exercise is a traditional form of written punishment at secondary school where pupils were asked to copy out the same line repeatedly.

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