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What's All This Then?

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An Item From the CP Shop

One-Off Letterpress Print

SM0187 ID SM0187 (photo)
Arrived 6.9.07 PM, USPS
From Kirsten O'Loughlin, St. Louis, MO
Description 6x22" handmade letterpress print
More info Sensura Studio
Swapped for TBD
Status at CP

We like art, we like prints, we like type, we like green. We like this. Kirsten's piece is a one-of-a-kind print made on a Vandercook No. 3 proofing press using metal letterpress characters and three colors of ink. Whenever we're talking about letterpress, BB tells the story about when was in college and spilled an entire drawer of 16-point Garamond Italic onto the concrete floor. It took him about four hours to individually check each character for chips with a magnifying glass and sort it back into the tray, without mixing up "q"s and "b"s or apostrophes and commas. Strangely, BB is still really into Garamond. Hopefully Kirsten's type case has drawer stops.

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