This is the first letterpress poster I’ve done in quite a while. The Rogers Park / West Ridge Historical Society is having their Annual House Walk on May 2nd and they needed some posters for advertising as well as a program cover. I worked with them to design a poster that was both retro and modern, historical and deco. While a good amount of them were digitally printed for placing around the neighborhood, they also commissioned me to do a limited edition commemorative letterpress run of 75. These will be for sale at the House Walk, and proceeds will benefit the Historical Society.
Since these are 17″ x 10.5″, I wasn’t able to print them on Leonard (my 8″ x 12″ C&P platen press). I rented time on a Vandercook proofing press, and man was it nice to not have those uneven inking issues I get on Leonard. Of course, it gets exhausting to manually roll each individual print on a Vandercook as opposed to the automatic printing action of Lenoard. Someday I’d like to add a Vandercook to my collection, for smaller runs and larger prints like this.