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    Entries in letterpress (6)

    Monday
    May282012

    Water Song

    Six color (five plates) letterpress print

    Image size: 8.5 in x 11.0 in

    Print size: 10.5 in x 13.0 in

    Printed on 350 GSM Rives paper on a Vandercook press at Otis College of Art and Design

    First printing of 25 

    Saturday
    May192012

    Of Sins and Virtues

    Four color letterpress print

    Image size: 7.5 in x 9.875 in

    Print size: 8.5 in x 11 in

    Printed on 350 GSM Rives paper on a Vandercook press at Otis College of Art and Design

    First printing of 25 

    Sunday
    Aug012010

    Is Worth Two in the Bush

    Completed a run on the Vandercook press. Image is approximately 7.5 x 9.5 inches, printed on 10 x 11 sheets of Arches 250 gsm hot-pressed paper. Print detail shown below. 

    Saturday
    Jul312010

    A Bird In Hand

    Illustration for a letterpress project. Quill pen and ink drawing on paper, scanned at 1200 dpi with line work refined in Photoshop CS4 using a Wacom stylus and tablet.

    The beautiful typeface is Matthew Carter's Sophia, composed in InDesign CS4.

    In addition to the drawing and type, the letterpress print will have three colors requiring separate printing plates as shown below (black signify printing areas).

    Letterpress resources: The Bieler Press, Tamburello Productions (film negatives)  

    Saturday
    Jul032010

    A Dog's Dinner

    First true attempt at setting type on a Vandercook press. An upside down o in brown, three nonprinting characters likely from damaged type, overall faint printing... a dog's dinner really.

    Can't wait to try again.