Monday, May 28, 2012
This is the first print of our planned "Central Dogma" triptych--stay tuned for RNA and protein in 2012!
Perfect for biologists, teachers, or anyone who likes a little science in their lives.
9" x12" print on thick #130 paper. Ships flat, protected in plastic. **Print only** If you are interested in a matted or framed print, please convo me for a price + shipping quote! Tiny clay brontosauruses from variousandassorted's etsy shop.
I'll happily gift wrap your poster for $1.50--convo me for a custom listing or more information.
Each poster was lovingly printed in five colors on an antique Vandercook letterpress machine. Unlike today's standard forms of printing, letterpress provides a rich textural experience due to the physical impression of an inked surface into the paper--printed areas have a smooth sheen that plays nicely against the backdrop of subtly textured paper.
Letterpress was the everyday form of printing text from its invention by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century until the 19th century (think movable lead type). Today, advances in photopolymer chemistry allows printers to easily convert digit images to physical plates used on these antique machines. Yay science!"
Found at molarchae's Etsy shop.