10 Best Letterpress Christmas Cards from Etsy for 2012
by Mitchell Eismont
(These aren’t in any real order, its just the ten best letterpress holiday cards)
I really enjoyed this one because of the emboss. There was no ink needed on this to convey the message. Very nice and innovative way to use letterpress.
This one I like because they are using a traditional metal pointing hand engraving. It is a good way to play on old advertising.
If you are a person that does letterpress like myself, you will enjoy cards like this. To use existing type and not having to make anything, is pretty smart. Very simple and unique design.
This one interests me because of the mixed media. There is a very nice deep impression on this card.
A very comical way to send out a Christmas Card. Is this card for everyone, no, but it’s still pretty funny.
This was, I am guessing, done with a polymer plate. I like this one because it creates a sense of nostalgia, along with being retro. It even reminds me of being a kid, even though we didn’t have a station wagon.
As stated in the product description for this, they are using a visual poetry language called concrete poetry. This is a really nice illustration and also a product shot.
I love the none traditional green that is used on this Christmas Card. I like the simplicity of this letterpress card but also the complex work on the typography.
Here is a simple use of a snowflake engraving and a simple tagline on a Christmas card.
I couldn’t make a post about the top ten letterpress christmas cards without adding mine.
Written by Mitchell Eismont
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