Some Fun Letterpress Pieces

Letterpress

While I was working on “Nominal Chinati” I whipped out some quick runs on the letterpress at the Bow & Arrow just for funsies. These will be posted on my Etsy site as soon as I get good images.

One of my favorite wordsmiths, even though he “only” wrote noir mysteries. 8″x 10″, printed in a mix of Standard Italic 30 pt and 18 pt.

ChandlerPrint

One of the unexpected stories to have significantly affected American science fiction in the 60s, “Tlön, Uqbar and Orbis Tertius” was a revelation to me when I read it at age 18. Approximately 15″ x 9″, printed in mixed wood type, Baskerville 24pt and Bodoni Italic 72 pt.

BorgesTlon

And I seem to have a thing for printing John Cage quotes as a blind emboss with no ink, so this one is propped up on a stool so the lighting enhances the legibility of the words. 8″ x 10″, using my beloved 30 pt Standard Italic.

JohnCagePrint