The first five people to like Smart & Wiley on Facebook will receive a hand written note on a one-of-a-kind makeready postcard from the press run. We’ll also throw in a bonus makeready card for the first five to make a purchase through our Felt & Wire shop.
Smart & Wiley’s latest offering is a set of four Valentine’s Day postcards, just right for the type/letterpress lover in your life. See more pictures on our website, check out our Facebook page, and pick up a set for you and your sweetie from our Felt & Wire shop before they’re gone!
Each greeting was lovingly set by hand in 12 point ATF News Gothic metal type.
A 10 line wood type heart was printed in four pastel, candy-heart colors with a vigorous kiss.
The one-color (passionate, Fireball Red) postcard backs were composed from foundry metal type and brass rule.
Eat your heart out Cupid. Nothing will besot your beloved quite like letterspaced Bodoni and Steelplate Gothic Shaded caps.
It was a tough call – all the comments were so great – but ultimately Ryan’s quirky comment, with its “Benny Franklin” quote/John Cage-ian idiom mash-up, won me over and inspired this 5 x 7 inch print. I typeset the comment using 12pt. Van Dijck, and 8pt Clarendon Bold and printed a very small edition of ten on Mohawk Loop 80% PC White 18pt.
Thanks again to the commenters! Ryan send me your snail mail to collect your reward.
Six signed and numbered prints are available in the new Letterpress Daily Store for $8, postage included.
An amusing, hesitantly engraved illustration found on the foot of the Ionic capital V shown above.
Write a comment with your best explanation of what the image is supposed to be illustrating. I’ll choose my favorite and mail the winner a combined proof of the 12 line Ionic capital letter V and the engraving on the bottom of the block.