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 2016 re-printing of the "Easter Rising 1916" broadside

2016 re-printing of the "Easter Rising 1916" broadside

 

Broadsides : size is everything

IT'S ALL ABOUT SCALE. Scale gives an energetic flair and an undeniable presence to broadsides. They demand your attention. Our personal broadsides are usually crafted in handset type from our collection, and without the potential restraint of a client, which can expand the latitude for serious experimenting, seeing what happens, talking things out, and collaborating with others.

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. 

We've slowed down producing broadsides since 2015 and the end of our Tour de Lead Graffiti project so some of these are a few years old.

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.

Use the arrows to cycle through the images.
Click on an image for its story.

General broadsides & afternoon diversions (17 images)

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2015 / Tour de Lead Graffiti (15 images)

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2014 / Tour de Lead Graffiti (11 images)

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2013 / Tour de Lead Graffiti (11 images)

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2012 / Tour de Lead Graffiti (7 images)

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2011 / Tour de Lead Graffiti (10 images)