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Perpetual Calendar of Typography from Turn of the Century Sign Painter's Models
Perpetual Calendar of Typography from Turn of the Century Sign Painter's Models
Perpetual Calendar of Typography from Turn of the Century Sign Painter's Models

Sign painting at the turn of the twentieth century was an art form that required the skill of a trained artisan, as letters played a key role in the beautification and decoration of shop exteriors. The French master sign painters, Ducompex and Fleury, issued exquisitely chromolithographed alphabet model books to serve as inspirations for their fellow tradesmen. This perpetual calendar reproduces a selection of their alphabet plates in mix-and-match fashion.


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Letterpress Stationery, Speedy Note
Letterpress Stationery, Speedy Note

These beautiful, simple stationery sets are printed by hand in limited runs at the Cary Collection, drawing from our historical collection of metal and wood type. Sheets are blank, with a color illustration at top. Colors may vary. 4 sheets with envelopes.


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Hamlet Broadside

The classic verse of empowerment from Shakespeare's Hamlet stands out boldly when printed from historic metal type at the RIT Cary Collection. This broadside is typeset in Eve Heavy, designed by Rudolf Koch in the early 1920s for the Klingspor typefoundry. It is printed on a fine quality tan laid paper, suitable for framing.


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Lester Beall Poster Set 1
Lester Beall Poster Set 1
Lester Beall Poster Set 1

In the 1930s, much of rural America lacked electricity, power, and running water. The Rural Electrification Administration hired graphic designer Lester Beall to create a series of posters illustrating the benefits of electrification. These posters are from the first of three series, created in 1937. The original posters are held in the Lester Beall Archive, at RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection.


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2015 APHA Conference Poster

This poster was created for the 2015 American Printing History Association conference, Printing on the Handpress & Beyond.

Orange impression: digital collage by Nancy Bernardo, printed with a photo polymer plate from Boxcar Press.

 

Green impression: typeset by Nancy Bernardo and Blayke Mackenzie Morrow with wood type from the Cary Graphic Arts Collection.

 

Printed by Amelia Hugill-Fontanel on Vandercook Presses at the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection.

 


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Letterpress Stationery, dog
Letterpress Stationery, dog

These beautiful, simple stationery sets are printed by hand in limited runs at the Cary Collection, drawing from our historical collection of metal and wood type. Sheets are blank, with a color illustration at top. Colors may vary. 4 sheets with envelopes.


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Letterpress Stationery, bow & arrow
Letterpress Stationery, bow & arrow

These beautiful, simple stationery sets are printed by hand in limited runs at the Cary Collection, drawing from our historical collection of metal and wood type. Sheets are blank, with a color illustration at top. Colors may vary. 4 sheets with envelopes. 


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Greeting Cards: French Painted Alphabets
Greeting Cards: French Painted Alphabets
Greeting Cards: French Painted Alphabets
Greeting Cards: French Painted Alphabets

Reproduced from an origional lithographic plate in P. Fleury, Nouvel Album de Letters Peintes. Paris: Libraries-Imprimeries Reunis, 1903. Held at the Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection. Cards printed in color on front, blank inside. 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs with envelopes.


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$7.00

Letterpress Stationery, Victorian girls
Letterpress Stationery, Victorian girls

These beautiful, simple stationery sets are printed by hand in limited runs at the Cary Collection, drawing from our historical collection of metal and wood type. Sheets are blank, with a color illustration at top. Colors may vary. 4 sheets with envelopes.


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Letterpress Stationery, XOXO
Letterpress Stationery, XOXO

These beautiful, simple stationery sets are printed by hand in limited runs at the Cary Collection, drawing from our historical collection of metal and wood type. Sheets are blank, with a color illustration at top. Colors may vary. 4 sheets with envelopes.


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