Paper Parasol Press-Maine State Letterpress Print
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Paper Parasol Press was born in 2009, but started a few years prior at the start of a long distance relationship. What started as a correspondence between Chicago, Illinois and St. Pete, Florida, turned into a full time business. As fate would have it, Chicago became home. In 2012, Paper Parasol Press moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. They now call California their home, but remain inspired by their Midwest roots and true to the colors and energy of the West Coast. They are fans of handwritten correspondence, human connections, and artful designs.
My map state series is inspired by vintage tea towels, souvenir plates, and road trips. The newer mass produced souvenir pieces fall completely short of the products made in the past, so this is my modern take on something we love.
All prints are hand-pulled on a vintage Vandercook #3 1955 proof press. The press is motor-less and hand inked. Each color is printed one at a time.
3 color letterpress
Printed on Cranes Lettra 110lb Pearl White, a beautiful cotton paper made for that letterpress "kiss"