Neenah Paper’s Beauty of Letterpress project, which has sold exclusive letterpress prints to help the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, is now less than $2,000 from its $30,000 goal, according to the paper company. This week it unveils the 8th print in the series, designed by Nick Sherman and printed by Boxcar Press.
The latest print, or “Issue 8” in Neenah’s nomenclature, sells for $5 each. There is also a limited edition 12-by-12 inch letterpress poster that Boxcar is making available for $20, with all money from both prints going toward Hamilton.
Here’s the official description courtesy of Boxcar Press:
“Nick Sherman’s recent talk on chromatic wood types at the American Printing History Association inspired me to seek out a copy of William Page’s Chromatic Types, which I tracked down at the Newberry Library in Chicago. I was in typographic heaven, and I have wanted to put large multi-color type on the press ever since. Thankfully Nick Sherman himself came through with the perfect design, a big beautiful B, and we ran it on our largest press, a 7-ton Heidelberg SBB. Oomph.”
Note, too, that Neenah is doubling every donation up to the $30,000 goal. (More on the woes that have beset Hamilton here.)