Letterpress poster available December 15ish

~ 04 December 2008 ~

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Letterpress poster detail: top of the spire
Letterpress poster: full view
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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.

Keystone ideas

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.

Letterpress poster detail: door

And here are the actual doors represented in the snippet above:

Temple doors

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.

Lastly, if you’re interested in learning more about this design technique, see Techniques for designing with type characters.



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1   Kyle Slattery ~ 04 December 2008

Wow, that is gorgeous. Now to find the money to buy it…

2   Rodrigo Galindez ~ 04 December 2008

Incredible work. Congrats, Cameron.

3   Shane ~ 04 December 2008

Fantastic. Just amazing.

4   Joe Pemberton ~ 04 December 2008

Congratulations on finishing this piece. I know that finishing something like this is harder than doing it. If that makes any sense at all.

5   Dave S ~ 04 December 2008

Incredible. The last one was nice, this one is just plain stunning. Excellent work.

6   Stu Collett ~ 05 December 2008

Loving your work, Mr Moll.



7   Chris ~ 05 December 2008

This is honestly amazing. Congratulations - an amazing talent is expressed.

8   Jordan Reynolds ~ 05 December 2008

Hi Cameron. I work with your Aunt Cindy in Sacramento, CA, and she was showing me some of your work today. It is truly impressive what you do. I am a poet, myself, so I understand the immense amount of time and the thought-process that goes into crafting such a wonderful piece of art.

In any event, because I have a background in poetry, I thought you might find the following link/article interesting. Last month’s issue of Poetry Magazine had an entire section dedicated to visual poetry, which is a fast-growing, wide-ranging, and vastly interesting field that merges poetic composition and visual art. You can check out the article, here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/feature.html?id=182397

You might want to think about shelling out a few bucks for the issue itself. There are some really great full-color prints that you will most-likely appreciate and enjoy.

Keep on.

Jordan Reynolds

9   Ben Peck ~ 06 December 2008

Love the poster. I got the last one and if anyone is trying to make up their mind on getting one, I highly recommend it.

10   Chris Meeks ~ 06 December 2008

I think it is great when posters like this can help people appreciate typography beyond the obvious.

Type can tell a story far beyond the words it is forming, and this is a prime example.

Can’t wait to get my hands on one, Cameron.

11   Lee ~ 19 December 2008

I just got mine today, I have to say that it is epic! Amazing. I just hope my wife will like it for christmas.

12   Zac ~ 01 September 2009

Beautiful poster. I would love to win.


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