Festive letterpress

The christmas pop-up shop I’m participating in this year in Clerkenwell is fast approaching. Simultaneous with learning how to print on the Vicobold, I also need to produce a series of prints for the first week of December. Crumbs.

To start things off, my first design includes some letterspaced Bembo caps and some festive borders cast from hot metal on a Ludlow  caster by Matt McKenzie at Paekakariki Press. Rather than use them as traditional borders, I’ve placed them in blocks to create a festive patterned texture.

Each card is 150cm square and comes with it’s own ribbed kraft paper envelope. Printed in red/green/black letterpress ink on rough textured Cotman watercolour paper, 350 gsm.