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ANNUNCIATION to the SHEPHERDS
LETTERPRESS PRINT by DANIEL MITSUI


ANNUNCIATION to the SHEPHERDS


In the picture, an angel gives news of Jesus Christ’s birth to two shepherds watching their flock; I borrowed rustic details such as the barking sheepdog and the bagpipe from depictions in late medieval Books of Hours. I used medieval spelling and punctuation in the text of the angelic hymn Gloria in excelsis Deo. The text is set in Benedict, a typeface that I designed myself.

Medium: Letterpress print, based on ink drawings
Press: Heidelberg cylinder (Rohner Letterpress, Chicago, IL)
Ink: Albion matte black (Graphic Chemical & Ink, Villa Park, IL)
Paper: Handmade cotton laid (Twinrocker Handmade Paper, Brookston, IN)
Edges: Bottom deckle, others cut
Edition: Open, approximately 200
Dimensions: 4 1/4" × 8 1/2"
Year: 2014



The print costs $27. 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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ANNUNCIATION to the SHEPHERDS


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 $163. 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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