Poised Pachyderm

Elephant copper cut

This cut was found five or six years ago at Dave Churchman’s “Boutique De Junque,” in Indianapolis. The color of the metal plate (mounted to a wood block to make it type high) leads me to believe it is a copper die. According to Owosso Graphic Arts, Inc.’s website, copper is more durable and preferable for long print runs, which means this thick-skinned mammal is going to be around for a long time. I used this cut – along with three wood stars and a greeting handset in foundry Century Schoolbook – for a short run of A2 cards (see below) that proved popular… I’m thinking it’s time to reprint.