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“JOY” holiday card

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jan 1st, 2016. Artwork published in
December 2015
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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Interrobang Letterpress. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Preliminary layout (proof of concept)

    Holiday card hand-set in 24pt Donatello Éclaire, 96pt Zeppelin, and 2 color Holly Wreath. Printed in 4 colors on Fabriano Medioevalis cards at Interrobang Letterpress, 2015. See more images on Flickr.

    Donatello Éclaire (or Éclairé) is still cast by Schriftgießerei Rainer Gerstenberg in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The openface script was designed by Edmund Thiele and originally issued in 1931 by the Haas’sche Schriftgießerei as Lichte Troubadour, or Troubadour Open. It was an addition to their Magere and Halbfette Troubadour (1926/1928), cast from matrices provided by Wagner & Schmidt, Leipzig. The solid styles were also available from many other foundries, under various names (see the typeface page). Donatello is the name that Nebiolo from Turin, Italy used for Magere Troubadour. It is unclear whether the open style (or the bold) ever was cast by Nebiolo.

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Interrobang Letterpress. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The black form with Donatello Éclaire. Note the terminal ‘e’ and ‘r’ swash alternates and the ‘ff’ ligature.

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Interrobang Letterpress. License: All Rights Reserved.

    96pt ATF wreath, printed in PMS 357 forest green

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Interrobang Letterpress. License: All Rights Reserved.

    96pt ATF berries, printed in PMS 200 crimson

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    Kiss impression: just enough impression, and just enough ink to get the job done.

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Interrobang Letterpress. License: All Rights Reserved.

    And done

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by interrobang letterpress and tagged with “troubadouropen” and “zeppelin”. License: All Rights Reserved.
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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Interrobang Letterpress. License: All Rights Reserved.

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