Our letterpress card for Vaughan Pilikian’s upcoming play, ‘Leper Colony‘. The edition was limited to 400 pieces and printed in two impressions onto 425gsm Saunders Waterford high-white hot-pressed 100% cotton card stock. The copy was typeset in a combination of 48 point Elongated Runic; 10 point, 14 point, and 18 point Bembo regular; 10 point Bembo bold; and 8 point Bembo italic. The gold impression was printed from a wood type circle and a section of curved letterpress rule prior to dusting with light gold bronzing powder.
To suggest the transit of Venus across the face of the sun – a celestial event that will take place during the run of the play – the first ‘o’ in ‘Colony’ was substituted for a circular wood type ornament and dusted in gold before being overprinted with a full stop. A curved piece of letterpress rule was used as a design element and to suggest the curvature of the Earth.
More images of this project can be viewed here.