Anna Fewster of Lampyridae Press recently released the first in a series of letterpress poetry broadsides that she’ll be creating throughout the year, and I’m really digging the mix of contemporary poetry and modern, geometric form found in the first broadside in the series, “Everything is Glass” by Kurt Weisman. The poem is completely handset in metal type, and the decorative triangle pattern is printed in silver ink from a linoleum cut block and hand finished with watercolors.
Anna will be releasing a new poetry broadside by a different contemporary poet every two months this year, and each will be decorated by variations of geometric lino cut and watercolor shapes. Consistency in aesthetic and size throughout the series will be maintained, so each piece will compliment the others to form a lovely collection when the series is complete.
Other paper pretties in the Lampyridae Press shop include colorful letterpress bookplates, note cards, and stationery inspired by the Bloomsbury Group and letterpress gift tags printed using metal type.
images from Lampyridae Press