We're offering the last few prints of this one-off broadsheet, just in time for your Wood Type loving Valentine!
All proceeds support the Dubuque Book Arts Center at SlowPrint Letterpress!
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"Love is an endless mystery for it has nothing else to explain it."
quotation from "Fireflies" by Nobel Prize winning Indian Poet Rabindranath Tagore
11 x 15 inch limited edition of thirty-three; four-color (three inks and blind emboss) on dampened Rives BFK 250gsm paper. Designed and printed using 19th century wood type, hand-set foundry type and photopolymer (for the blind emboss) on our Vandercook 219 press at Slowprint Letterpress Studio in Dubuque, Iowa by Peter Fraterdeus.
Featured in two books on letterpress: "Impressive!" from Gestalten (Berlin); and "Adventures in Letterpress" coming from Mark Batty Publishers (New York)
This is a limited edition which will not be reprinted.
The first forty un-numbered were sent to the U. of Iowa Center for the Book print-exchange.
Note that there are variations in the color density throughout the edition, some are very subtle others more saturated.