Vintage Post Cards Reprinted

Letterpress printed 100+ year old type cut

Letterpress printed 100+ year old type cut

I needed access to a letterpress machine – without buying one. The best deal in town is to take Contemporary Letterpress with Grendl Löfkvist at City College of San Francisco, so I did that.

Post Card type cut from early 1900s

Post Card type cut from early 1900s

It was supposed to be meant for people wanting to learn how to translate a design into a photopolymer plate, but I kinda didn’t get the message – and printed woodblocks (see last post) and some 100+ year old type cuts that I’ve had for a while.

I wanted to make postcards that evoked the past, but would be affordable (and useable) today. I chose Fabriano Mediovalis as paper for those that like to use a fountain pen to write with.

Vintage type cut used to make contemporary post card.

Vintage type cut used to make contemporary post card.

I put them up on my BiblioForge Etsy store if you’d like a set. They’re $12.00 for five.

This isn’t earth shattering design, just a bit of fun, so have some!

 

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