Daniel Mitsui  ~  Millefleur Press  ~  Typography




TYPOGRAPHY


I create my own typefaces. These I use for the broadsides and books published by Millefleur Press. It is important to me that everything printed on their pages, including text, be designed by my own hand. The letterforms I first draw on paper; some of the original drawings used to create my typefaces are available for sale. Scans of these I edit in Photoshop Elements; I use Type 3.2 to create the computer fonts.

In my typographic art, as in my religious art, I want to make things that are both original and vigorously medieval. I usually follow late medieval conventions for layout, spelling and punctuation in my typography. I make generous use of versals, all of them taken from my own ink drawings.

Drawings and prints may be purchased using the buttons below. Please review the ordering instructions and general information. If you want to commission new artwork, e-mail me at danielmitsuiartist at gmail dot com.

ORIGINAL DRAWINGS for SALE
LETTERPRESS BROADSIDES from MILLEFLEUR PRESS
OPEN EDITION GICLÉE PRINTS
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS & GENERAL INFORMATION



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ORIGINAL DRAWINGS for SALE



VICTOR EXEMPLAR
Victor Exemplar
12 3/4" × 9 3/4"
Ink drawing on paper
$1125

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LETTERPRESS BROADSIDES from MILLEFLEUR PRESS



Millefleur Press is my imprint for publishing letterpress broadsides, bookplates & fine printed books inspired by the incunabula & blockbooks of the 15th century.

The following broadsides were printed on a Heidelberg windmill or a Heidelberg cylinder press at Rohner Letterpress (Chicago, IL) using Albion Matte Black, a traditional printing ink made by Graphic Chemical & Ink (Villa Park, IL). The paper was handmade from cotton rag pulp at Twinrocker Handmade Paper (Brookston, IN). It is a laid paper, which means that it has a slight ribbed texture, from the wires in the papermaking mould.



ECCE QUAM BONUM
Ecce Quam Bonum

7" × 10" broadside
on handmade paper

$53 each
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ECCE QUAM BONUM
Ecce Quam Bonum

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$392 each
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ANNUNCIATION to the SHEPHERDS
Annunciation to the Shepherds

4 1/4" × 8 1/2" broadside
on handmade paper

$27 each
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ANNUNCIATION to the SHEPHERDS
Annunciation to the Shepherds

Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$163 each
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The following broadsides were printed on a Heidelberg cylinder press at Rohner Letterpress (Chicago, IL) using 1920 Bond Black, a traditional printing ink made by Graphic Chemical & Ink (Villa Park, IL). The paper is Reich Savoy text-weight cotton.


AND RISING FOR I RECEIVED
And Rising /
For I Received
8 1/2" × 12" broadside


$39 each
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AND RISING FOR I RECEIVED
And Rising /
For I Received
Hand-colored with
gold & palladium leaf

$529 each
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PATER NOSTER
Pater Noster

12" × 18" broadside


$82 each
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PATER NOSTER
Pater Noster

Hand-colored


$683 each
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OPEN EDITION GICLÉE PRINTS



Giclée prints are made on a spray-jet printer from a high-resolution digital scan or photograph. They are printed on acid-free paper (usually Hahnemühle Photorag 308 or Hahnemühle German Etching 310) with Epson Ultrachrome pigmented inks. The following giclée prints are composed of elements scanned from one or more of my drawings. I changed their colors when making the print files.


LEX HUMANA
Lex Humana
9" × 15"

$127 each
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DEUS LUX EST
Deus Lux Est
3 1/2" × 12 1/4"

$40 each
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INFELIX EGO
Infelix Ego
3 1/2" × 6 3/4"

$22 each
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all works copyright Daniel Mitsui / danmitsui at hotmail dot com