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Field Notes United States Letterpress

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THREE 3-PACKS, Freedom of the Press

The “United States of Letterpress,”  features the work of nine independent letterpress shops from across America. This series demonstrates a wide array of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and love for the age-old and tactile process of letterpress printing.

Continuing a tradition embossed into the history of American letterpress printing, the layouts, themes and messages are highly personal statements about heritage, geography, tradition, and social issues, and they also demonstrate the diversity and strength of today’s letterpress community. 

SERIES A 3-PACK

Includes one cover designed by Full-Circle Press of Nevada City, California. One of two by Genghis Kern of Denver, Colorado. One of two by Mama’s Sauce of Orlando, Florida.

SERIES B 3-PACK

Includes one of two cover designs by Springtide Press of Tacoma of Washington, One of two by Brad Vetter of Louisville, Kentucky. One of two by Ben Blount of Evanston, Illinois.

SERIES C 3-PACK

Includes one of two cover designs by Rick Griffith of Denver, Colorado. One of two by Erin Beckloff of Springboro, Ohio. One cover by Starshaped Press of Chicago, Illinois. 

 

Note: This product is final-sale without the option to return

Design & Features:

  • Cover: Printed on 1 of 6 French Pop-Tone 100#C stocks with a thick, brute force, 1-color application of “Linotype Slug Gray” soy-based Superior ink. It was then sent to 1 of 6 Letterpress printers around the U.S.A. and smashed with a 2-color application of “Process Blue” and “Rubine Red” letterpress inks.
  • Innards: Finch Paper Opaque Smooth 60#T “Bright White,” with a fine, 1-color application of “Double Knee Duck Canvas Light Brown” soy-based Toyo ink.
  • Cover and innards printed on a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 40" 6-color printing press, as well as various vintage presses (see flyleaf for more details).
  • Corners rounded to a 3/8" (9.5mm) radius 
  • Graph grid: 3/16" × 3/16" (4.7mm × 4.7mm)
  • Memo book dimensions are 3-1/2" × 5-1/2" (89mm × 140mm)
  • FIELD NOTES uses only the Futura typeface family (Paul Renner, 1927) in its materials
  • All FIELD NOTES memo books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.

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