A couple of ideas sketched for the letterpress postcard to be included in the upcoming 6.º Encontro de Tipografia conference gitbag.
This is how the final poster ended up looking like.
These posters were all hand printed on a (Grafopel) manual 40 x 50 cm proofing press.
The type specimen was printed using a used set of resalite Headline Bold Condensed, 130pt. These were acquired in an Arcozelo (Gaia) printing house.
The additional “São Paulo…” letters were printed using a used set of unknown 72pt lead grotesque font, acquired in Espinho.
The Bodoni quote was printed in a current lead 14 & 10pt condensed sans. We are calling it current, because this was the denomination used in the old printing house we’ve acquired these in Viana do Castelo.
The 25 posters were printed on an A3 (27,9 x 42 cm) 120g/m2 white paper using Process Yellow, Blue and Red colors lent by the Passos Manuel printing house.
Getting ready to package and ship the posters today.
This is our very first post. We are a collective of graphic designers, based in Porto, Portugal.
We have dedicated some of our spare time and budget to invest in learning how to print with traditional letterpress techniques.