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Choose Letterpress

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    2011-2012 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nomad Letterpress (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Letterpress poster

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Nomad Letterpress

  • Museum number:

    E.798-2014

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Letterpress poster recreating the key 'Choose Life' speech from the film ' Trainspotting', rewritten as 'Choose Letterpress' with the word 'Typeslotting' in bold over yellow. The speech lists different types of printing and explores the pleasures to be found in letterpress and a dedication to well selected typefaces.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

2011-2012 (made)

Artist/maker

Nomad Letterpress (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Letterpress poster

Marks and inscriptions

75 copies hand-set and printed by NOMAD at Whittington using 12, 42 and 48-point Goudy Modern, some unidentified wood type & a slice of M D F . 1.12
Lettered at the foot of the sheet in red

Dimensions

Height: 64.2 cm, Width: 44.6 cm

Descriptive line

Letterpress poster by the Nomad Letterpress entitled 'Choose Letterpress'. Great Britain, 2011-2012.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Letterpress; Printing

Subjects depicted

Letterpress; Fonts; Lifestyle; Printing; Typefaces

Categories

Printed pages & sheets; Printmaking techniques; Typography; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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