September 14th, 2010 [ view detail ]
"Tramps! A Miscellany of Printers Portraits" by Dan Wood and Katherine Cummings
Letterpress Print # 49 of 100. Measures 20" x 14"
Signed and numbered edition of 100 copies printed on Somerset 300gsm soft white cover.
Tramps! A Miscellany of Printers Portraits is a two color letterpress print from polymer plates, with the title hand-set in Bernhard Gothic lead type. Using images selected from the hundreds of recently scanned printers portraits at the Daniel Berkeley Updike HIstory of Printing Collection in the Providence Public Library, the print focuses on early printers of the 15th and 16th centuries, with Benjamin Franklin and a few other later eccentrics thrown in for good measure The archive of printers portraits the print is selected from will eventually be accessible to the public on the web, via the tireless efforts of Rick RIng of the Providence Public Library, and now the Head Curator & Librarian of the Watkinson Library, Trinity College in Hartford. Thanks, Rick for all of your help!