Duck in Sheep's Clothing.
Our Letterpress Guild of New England held a public awareness day
along with a fund raiser for The Museum of Printing in conjunction
with the town of North Andover's annual Sheep Shearing Festival.
Our Guild members, along with countless volunteers from the Museum,
put on a great show on 23 May 2004. We had a vendor fair where we
hawked our printed wares. Volunteers demonstrated printing on a
Vandercook press, the casting of type, the making of decorated paste
paper, the setting of type on a linotype machine and the sewing
of simple book structures. People were able to wander amidst a vast
array of machines used to produce the printed word. Used equipment
vendors spread out wondrous tools used in our trade. By all accounts,
the people who visited the Museum were astonished, amazed, educated
and want to come back for more. We hope to make the Printing Arts
Fair a regular event.
In a spirit of fun, Carol designed, illustrated, letterpress printed
hand watercolored this silly broadside for sale at the Fair. Twenty
of the proceeds from the sale of the broadside will be donated to
Museum, which needs our help. Please support the only museum of
its kind in
the States and be sure to visit it if you're in the Boston area.
hundred copies: 9 by 11 1/4 inches; image size, 5 1/2 by 5 inches
vertical; signed by Carol
percent of the proceeds will go to the Museum of Printing)