Letterpress is my favourite type of printing. I worked with Magpie Press in Ponsonby to create this series of letterpress prints based on the four seasons. The artwork for these prints was created in Illustrator.

Letterpress is a method of relief printing, where the raised part of an inked plate is pressed into a thick soft paper stock using an antique, cast-iron press. The wonderfully tactile, 3-dimensional result is unlike anything that can be produced digitally.
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Four Seasons – Letterpress print on 600gsm Somerset – 21cm x 15cm ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Spring (detail) – Letterpress print on 600gsm Somerset – 21cm x 15cm ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Summer (detail) – Letterpress print on 600gsm Somerset – 21cm x 15cm ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Autumn (detail) – Letterpress print on 600gsm Somerset – 21cm x 15cm ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Winter (detail) – Letterpress print on 600gsm Somerset – 21cm x 15cm ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………