Letterpress Printed

Winter Letterpress Printed Broadside 2010

Winter, a letterpress printed broadside, was printed from metal type and photopolymer plates on Niddegen mould-made paper. The metal type is Gills Sans, a sans serif typeface designed by British type designer Eric Gill in the early 20th century. The photopolymer plate is an original drawing, made by the scratch negative technique. The printing for Winter was done on two different Vandercook-4 presses. The text was printed at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina during a letterpress printing residency. The image was printed at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The text is excerpted from the essay Winter, written by Randy J. Arnold, a woodworker and luthier in Northport, Alabama. The complete essay is printed in the upcoming fine press edition of the same name.

Winter is currently on display with the 2010-11 traveling exhibition, New Views: Recent Work from the Midwest Chapter. The show will open at Illinois State University and travel to University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, Michigan State University, and Iowa State University.