Look at the stars, Look how they shine for you

Two years ago I purchased a 5 oz. tube of yellow letterpress ink from NA Graphics. With the exception of a tiny experiment last year, I’d been afraid to use the ink; black and red are easy and substantial, whereas yellow is fickle and mysterious, and I feared that the result would be too light or too dark or just off.

Today, though, I decided to break through this mental logjam.

And to print.

In yellow.

I’m cooking up a skunkworks project for December that I need a poster for (details to follow soon!) and so I pulled out the Akzidenz Grotesk and set to work.

CALFORNIA TYPEWRITER type on the Golding Jobber No. 8 letterpress

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER prints drying after letterpress printing

I had nothing to fear: the yellow is throaty and bold and deeply sunshiny. I love it.


Olle Jonsson's picture
Olle Jonsson on November 1, 2018 - 02:27 Permalink

It really is deep and satisfying.

Susan White's picture
Susan White on November 1, 2018 - 11:55 Permalink

Ha! I saw what you did with that blog post title. The song will be in my head all day now. But that's okay. :-)

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on November 1, 2018 - 11:57 Permalink

In the interests of transparency, I should mention that said song was playing while I wrote the post.

F/\rzad's picture
F/\rzad on November 16, 2018 - 21:29 Permalink

Hehe. I missed the title and read the blog first, then thought of the song, and then read your title. Well done sir :)

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Far/ad on November 16, 2018 - 21:36 Permalink

Cali is where i put my Type down :::]]]