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AND RISING / FOR I RECEIVED
LETTERPRESS BROADSIDE


AND RISING / FOR I RECEIVED

AND RISING / FOR I RECEIVED


This broadside measures 12" × 8 1/2". The borders and versals are based on my own ink drawings. Scans of these drawings, slightly enlarged and modified, were used to create the plate for letterpress printing. The typeface is Millefleur Benedict, which I designed myself.

The texts are taken from an early translation of the New Testament into English, that published at Rheims in 1582. On the left page is a portion of the Gospel of St. Mark, the first twelve verses of its tenth chapter, regarding the indissolubility of marriage. On the right page is a portion of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, the twenty-third through twenty-ninth verses of its eleventh chapter, regarding the worthy reception of Holy Communion.



AND RISING / FOR I RECEIVED

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Approximately 200 broadsides were made in 2015 and issued in an open edition. They were printed on a Heidelberg cylinder press at Rohner Letterpress (Chicago, IL), using 1920 Bond Black, an ink made by Graphic Chemical & Ink (Villa Park, IL). The paper is text-weight Reich Savoy, which is 100% cotton and archival.

The print costs $39. 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 danmitsui [at] hotmail [dot] com.

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AND RISING / FOR I RECEIVED

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I can color this broadside by hand, using pigment-based calligraphers’ inks applied with brushes. I use 23k gold leaf and 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 $529. 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 danmitsui [at] hotmail [dot] com.

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