Letterpress Art

One of my favorite things to work with is antique and vintage wood letterpress type. I am very, very fortunate to be able to get the retired type from a 3rd generation printer which started in 1905, that specialized in printing carnival, rodeo and circus posters. Most wood type is created using Hard Maple and normally absorbs the black ink used in printing. These are colorful because they printed lots of different colors with them. Because they are so hard to get, I hoard them and only use them to create special & custom pieces to include wall hangings, tables, lamps and mirrors. They are very time consuming and patience is a virtue! After I lay them onto the board, I then glue them in and polish. A labor of love, but so worth it! I can customize these including special names & dates. Please contact us directly for more details.

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