For this print inspiration came from ‘Linotype: The Film' movie or film. I dont know really, when to say film or movie!? :) But lets say this time film ..
I watched myself films about truck art, sign painters and typeface, BUT none of them can beat ‘Linotype: The Film' quality, HD and sound. So, I highly recommend to buy one and watch.
It is quite difficult to find unusual quotes, which haven’t been printed before, but this Guy Trowers quote (Linotype:The Film 33.15 min) is fantastic. Love it!
Sadly Guy Trower passed away on November 2013 at the age of 89. A Linotype operator for over 70 years, Guy was also a preacher and musician in Minnesota, Michigan, and Missouri.
This one I printed for myself(of course) and Doug Wilson, Brandon Goodwin, Jess Heugel and all people behind ‘Linotype: The Film' making process and Tim Trower (Guy Trowers son).
Few bullet points -
Poster size 15” x 20.5”
Wood type 1 colour (black) letterpress
Printed on GF Smith Colorplan 135 gsm Bright Red
Printed on a Western Proofing Press (English version of Vandercook)
Printed by Pat Randle at Nomad Letterpress, UK
Stamped on the front
We also printed numbering stamp up to 100 or more ..
I have to say it came out perfectly - imperfect.
It is very difficult to print numbering stamps nicely.
Ships rolled in very hard 3mm kraft tube
Poster will be shipped unframed.
ex printer. (bows my head) were a dying breed