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ALLELUIA
LETTERPRESS PRINT by DANIEL MITSUI


ALLELUIA


A traditional custom, once widely observed on the Saturday before Septuagesima Sunday, is to bury a sign with the word Alleluia written upon it, to be disinterred at Easter. This symbolizes the suppression of the chanted Alleluia during the penitential seasons of Septuagesima and Lent.

This can be observed both in the church and in the home; my own family hides an Alleluia sign beneath our shelftop shrine each year. I made this small print with this custom in mind, thinking that other families might make use of it in the same way.

Medium: Letterpress print, based on ink drawings
Press: Heidelberg cylinder (Rohner Letterpress, Chicago, IL)
Ink: 1920 bond black (Graphic Chemical & Ink, Villa Park, IL)
Paper: Handmade cotton laid (Twinrocker Handmade Paper, Brookston, IN)
Edges: Cut
Edition: Open, approximately 30
Dimensions: 9 1/2" × 2 1/4"
Year: 2018



The print costs $16. You may use the button below to pay via PayPal, debit card or credit card. Be sure to confirm the shipping address. See this page for additional ordering instructions and general information. If you want to pay via a check or money order, please e-mail me at danielmitsuiartist at gmail dot com.

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ALLELUIA


I can color this print by hand, using pigment-based calligraphers’ inks applied with brushes. I use 23k gold leaf and/or palladium leaf for the illuminated details. Please note that the brilliance of the leaf does not show well in the scanned image. Each hand-colored print is unique. The one you receive will not be identical to the one shown here.

The hand-colored print with illuminated details costs $167. You may use the button below to pay via PayPal, debit card or credit card. Be sure to confirm the shipping address. See this page for additional ordering instructions and general information. If you want to pay via a check or money order, please e-mail me at danielmitsuiartist at gmail dot com.

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