The finished piece.
I just recieved printed samples for a promotion I did for the letterpress printer Cranky Pressman
, based in Ohio. It's the first time I ever had something printed in letterpress. My old art school pal Jamie Berger and I came up with idea for this image as part of the general theme: "It's a cranky world". Jamie had some images of old letterpress presses he wanted to use and I came up with the idea of the Cranky Pressman at home in his garden, perhaps not so cranky after all. Preparing the art was a bit different than traditional cmyk digital art. Basically it's a three color process and attention had to be made to which color would be impressed into the stock. Jamie suggested the printing techinque for the mottled look of the solid color.
If you are an art director and would like me to mail you a copy of the 8x10 inch card, drop me a line with your information and I'll send one out to you. (sorry art directors only please!)
E.mail me here.