Letterpress poster available December 15ish
~ 04 December 2008 ~
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I’m going out on a limb here by posting a date(ish), so don’t hold me to it if things go wonky. Files were sent to Bjørn Letterpress over the weekend, so I feel confident announcing December 15ish is the date my newest letterpress poster will be available for purchase, just in time for Christmas.
This poster was handcrafted character by character over the course of roughly 100 hours. Characters from the Bickham Script Pro, Engravers MT, and Epic typeface families form the edifice featured in the artwork, the Salt Lake Temple. Each poster is printed on Crane Lettra Pearl and letterpressed by Bryce Knudson of Bjørn Letterpress in Provo, Utah.
Getting to done was a much greater challenge with this one than the last given the complexity of doing an entire façade. Some details took hours to complete. The keystone that crowns each window alone took more than three hours as I struggled to find the right combination of characters to represent it.
In the end, I settled on a combination that didn’t accurately represent the actual keystone, but instead was an interpretation of it that was in line with the rest of the poster’s style.
And here are the actual doors represented in the snippet above:
This won’t be a limited-edition run like the last one, which means I may print more in the future. But don’t plan for it. If you’re serious about purchasing a copy, watch this space, follow me on Twitter, or sign up to be notified by email on the shop page. The last poster sold out within 48 hours, and I suspect this one may sell out quickly, as well. 100 copies will be available, unsigned ($75) or signed ($125). As soon as 100 copies total (between the two) are sold, the item will be sold out.
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