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Alphabetachaos No.1

From out of chaos comes A B C

THIS IS INTENDED TO BE THE FIRST in a series (we hope) of type specimen posters celebrating the joyous simplicity of the alphabet and the incredible variety letterforms can have.

The coloring and the "chaos" in the name come from one of our 2015 series of Tour de Lead Graffiti prints, Stage 8 poster (shown below). 

For a look at letterpress in action during the printing of Alphabetachaos, check out this short time-lapse film of Ray & Jill locking up and hand rolling the 3rd grouping of letters in yellow and green inks.

And if you're a glutton for punishment like we are, take a look below at a 1,000-piece puzzle that we had the Alphabetachaos image turned into just to see if it would work. It seemed like a good idea at the time to purposely expand those white edges. The puzzle did turn out cool, but all those extra white edge pieces were beyond challenging and a lot less fun than we hoped.

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LETTERPRESS BROADSIDE : Alphabetachaos No. 1

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  • Designed and handset in antique Gothic extra condensed wood type
  • Printed via letterpress in 6 hand rolled colors, plus gray, on a Vandercook Universal III
  • Limited edition of 45 prints, signed and numbered
  • Size 14.5" x 22.5" on acid-free Somerset Textured white, 300 gsm, with deckled edges at top & bottom
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SHIPPING NOTE : You must pay at least 1 shipping charge, which will cover up to 4 posters, unless you are picking the posters up at our Newark, Delaware, studio.

Calculating shipping costs for Internet sales is a nightmare. We generally charge the highest rate within the various USPS categories. If we charge you more than $1 extra in shipping charges than we actually paid, the difference will be refunded to you through PayPal.

Posters are shipped in a sturdy 6" tube through USPS Priority Mail.

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