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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.

October 22, 2007 by Janet Morales