An Item From the CP Swap Meat

“The Conquerer Worm” Letterpressed Print

SM0105 ID SM0105 (photo)
Arrived 4.15.07, PM (delivery)
From Jason Santa Maria, Rob Weychert, Philly, PA
Description Hand Typeset and Struck Print, 10" x 24"
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Swapped for TBD
Status at CP

We had seen Jason's post and photos, documenting the process of making this print but that didn't really prepare us for the actual object. In many ways The Swap Meat is about things made by hand in an age full of things made by mouse. The texture of the blood-red and black letterforms, forced into the page by physical pressure is beautiful and fits Poe's fantastical poem perfectly. It's as if this was not printed on a vintage letterpress at all but instead was output from a time machine.

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Limited-edition of only 20. Set By Hand with Vintage Metal Type and Printed via Letterpress on 100% Cotton Rives Off-White Paper, Water-Marked with a Deckled Bottom Edge 10" x 24" Signed and numbered by the artists. $65 each.

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