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SnowFall - Original Hand Printed Card

SnowFall - Original Hand Printed  Card
£4.00 3 Available
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Description

Original Hand Printed Letterpress Card - I fold all of my cards by hand so I've included a pre-folded image so you can see part of the making journey.

Original Print: Typeset Letterpress Stars with letterpress text on the back, printed on beautiful mould made paper.

Letterpress card, inked by hand & hand-printed on my old Press.

Metal Movable Type: Ornamental Stars set incrementally in 6pt - 36pt
Metal Movable Type: Text set in 18pt Palace Script, 8pt Helvetica & a 10pt © symbol

:: 250gsm Artist Paper hand torn to size
:: Card size is 85mm x 115 mm
:: Recycled Envelope size is 95mm - 122mm
:: Sealed into a Clear Bio-degradable Corn Starch bag
:: Inside is blank for you to write your own personal message
::Cards will be sent carefully packed in a board protected package

It's very hard to convey, in a photograph, the truly beautiful physical quality of the ink & it's colour on this gorgeously soft-to-touch paper

Cards will vary slightly due to the nature of hand production making each card unique & original.

I’ve included photos of the metal type because it’s just so lovely. But, obviously, it's not for sale :)

All items are ©Elly Rowbotham
Please note the copyright of the print or image does not transfer with the sale

Inspiration

11 yrs ago, to celebrate 50 yrs of Helvetica, I designed a winter card using the iconic Helvetica asterix as falling snowflakes.

Here, I've recreated & adapted that idea using 19th century, metal-movable-type stars ranging in size from 6pt to 36pt. Anyone who has dabbled in typesetting will know how challenging it can be, at the best of times, to assemble letterforms, spacers & leading into a grid, to perfect a layout.

My challenge was to simultaneously achieve, symmetry & asymmetry in this design. My deliberate intention, in order to represent the randomness of falling snow whilst considering symmetrical geometry of individual snowflakes. Take a good look & you can see it (& other things if you keep looking)

It took 2 days Typesetting to make it work.. The problem was to get every element to hold tight in the chase so, without compromising the idea, I was able to print it…

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Elly Rowbotham Printmaker within 3 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £1.00 £0.25
Europe

Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar

£2.65 £0.25
United States £3.30 £0.25
Rest of the World £3.45 £0.25

Returns & Shipping Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken; digital items.

Please note that if your order is being posted outside mainland UK, you (or the recipient) may have to pay customs or VAT charges and a handling fee. The seller is not responsible for any charges or fees that may incur.

Read the Folksy Returns Policy.

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