Click any image below for the story.
When starting a new broadside, we really look forward to playing with the letters—using a typeface we haven't tried before, tweaking the positioning and readability (or lack thereof), and maybe adding lots of color and texture through some painterly hand rolling. Whatever we try, it's important that the layout, color and technique respect and support the theme of the broadside.
We hope you enjoy scrolling through this small selection of broadsides below, and we would like to remind you that every one of them is printed slowly & patiently via letterpress by Lead Graffiti, Newark, Delaware.
Some are here because we love their creativity. Some are here because we think it is an interesting application of letterpress to solution. Sometimes they formed a good story we want to tell.
Clicking the image above will take you to our Tour de Lead Graffiti projects. We followed live on TV for 23 consecutive days from 2011 through 2015. Each day we produced a 14.5" x 22.5" broadside. We typically averaged about 17 hours a day (115 hours a week), included about 130 collaborators, ran sheets through our Vandercook Universal III making approximately 54,000 impressions