Hand-Set Letterpress Broadside – Robert Bringhurst – The Work of Hermann Zapf


Designed and printed for the Society of Printers 43rd Annual WA Dwiggins Lecture at the Boston Public Library, April 11, 2017.

Hand- and Linotype set in six members of Hermann Zapf's Palatino family in eight sizes.

In order down the sheet:

24pt Palatino Roman - caps
brass hairline rule
18pt Palatino Semi-Bold - caps with 24pt lining figures
brass hairline rule
30pt Michelangelo (caps only light titling face for Palatino)
48pt Palatino Semi-Bold - caps
72pt Sistina (caps only dark titling face for Palatino)
12pt Linotype Palatino - small caps, roman and italic with old style figures
24pt Palatino Roman - caps
brass hairline rule
18pt Palatino Semi-Bold - caps with 24pt lining figures
brass hairline rule
24pt Palatino Italic with swash caps
12pt Linotype Palatino - small caps
10pt Palatino Italic
6pt Palatino - lowercase

Designed and printed pro bono in two colors on half-sheets of Hahnemühle "Ingres".

Printed letterpress in three colors on half-sheets of Hahnemühle "Ingres" with three deckle, and one cut edge, and a subtle antique "laid" texture.

When the press run was complete, the type was distributed. This edition is strictly limited to 50 copies.

edition size: 50 copies / 25 for sale on Etsy.
process: genuine hot metal letterpress
ink(s): black and PMS 200 crimson
paper: 100gsm Hahnemühle Echt=Bütten "Ingres"
size: 9.5" x 25.25"

170 copies were folded in half and mailed to members of the Society in 10x13 envelopes and duely mangled by the USPS.
50 copies were retained unfolded, signed lower right by Robert Bringhurst and myself, and the edition numbered.

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

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