Limited edition Leper Colony play letterpress card

Leper Colony letterpress card

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.

The letterpress forme for the black impression

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.

The letterpress forme for the gold impression

More images of this project can be viewed  here.

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