Letterpress Broadside - Great Day At The Athenæum


An homage to a great day at the Boston Athenæum written by Pushcart Award-winning, Jill McDonough, MFA, Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Recounting an exchange between the author, a City of Boston meter maid found hiding out in the ladies' room at the Athenæum, and the head of Security, it begins humorously enough, and strays into uncharacteristically ribald territory for the traditionally Brahman institution.

Hand- and Linotype-set in Garamond types and letterpress printed in two colors on third-sheets of Zerkall Book with three deckle, and one cut edge. The first 15 have the Zerkall watermark right-bottom.

When the press run was complete, the the slugs were remelted, and the type was distributed.
This edition is strictly limited to 31 copies.

edition size: 31 copies / 20 for sale on Etsy.
process: genuine hot metal letterpress
typeface(s): 12pt Linotype Garamond No. 3; 10, 12 & 36pt ATF Garamond
ink(s): black and custom mix PMS 340 "Athenæum green"
paper: 100gsm Zerkall Book smooth
size: 10" x 21"

Thank you for your interest. Your patronage allows me to continue to practice my craft using traditional methods.

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