Avocado Letterpress

A few years ago I took a letterpress class at the Center for the Book Arts in New York. The class was a gift from Stu and I made a little print using wood type and lead type that listed steps on how to sprout an avocado. I think buried in my drawers of paper I still have a few prints left. This photo was taken right after I printed the “avocado” in wood type. I came home and spread the prints out on our floor to show my freshly printed wares to Stu. Afterwards I printed on them with lead type the directions on how to sprout an avocado. (Setting lead type is so hard!) And needless to say, I gained a much larger appreciation for this old-fashion printing method. Letterpress is a beautiful printing method and there is much work and care that goes into each and every one-of-a-kind print.

So with my love of letterpress, I was really excited to place an order to carry these lovely cards in our shop:
They come in a set of 12 and each card in the set is a different design. These letterpress cards are from Serrote in Portugal who also create these letterpress notebooks. Should be in the shop in time for holiday gifts.