There’s something about a silent film that’s so very stylish, particularly the dialogue frames, which stand on their own as graphic elements within the film. The letterpress aces at Starshaped Press are silent film buffs, and their latest collection of letterpress cards, “Silents Are Golden”, pays homage to the beloved genre.
Starshaped tracked down the antique metal typefaces used for film intertitles and created subtly ornate-framed sentiments that look like they just stepped out of a Lillian Gish film. The antique type and ornaments are printed on steel gray paper with silver ink (a nod to the silver screen?), and a light, varnish-like tint makes each frame pop.
Check out the cards in the collection:
images from Starshaped Press