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The Fraktur Alphabet design, by noted calligrapher Julian Waters, will be printed in an edition of 150. The first 50 will be on handmade Japanese Paper, and the remainder on Italian mould-made. 100 are available through the Indiegogo campaign here http://igg.me/at/DriftlessLetterpress-JulianWaters
The final piece on the Italian 300gsm paper will be about 11x15 inches / 28x38cm. Final dimensions on the Japanese Washi TBD, but a similar scale.
In addition to receiving the signed and numbered print, supporters can become members of the Driftless Book Arts Cooperative, with benefits including access to the pressroom, discounts on letterpress printing, workshops etc More about the DBAC on Facebook http://facebook.com/driftlessbookarts
One of the higher level "perks" includes a print from my own "monoprint series", a banner printed for the recent São Paulo ATypI 2015 conference, with a passage on the reverse in commemoration of Hermann Zapf, the late renowned type designer and calligrapher, with whom Julian studied and collaborated for many years.
The banner is about 5"x25" (13x64cm) printed with handset wood and metal foundry type on Japanese unryu-shi paper.
Your support is very much appreciated. The prints will only be produced if the campaign is fully funded. Please subscribe and share!