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Production Time

8 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

105 mm (4.13 in) × 148 mm (5.82 in)

Page Count

Paper Stock

200 gsm white uncoated

Number of Colors

Black + 1 (per postcard)






Christopher Skinner recently purchased an old nipping press, and while mostly interested in bookbinding he began experimenting with linocut printing.

These cards came about as I was making small test pieces and enjoying the variation in quality, from over-inked to under inked and overpressed. It’s a ‘celebration’ if you like, of the vagaries and uniqueness of hand printing. The idea behind the postcards came from a genuine love of letterforms, and I had originally planned to do a series of letters in defunct victorian fonts. In the end, I decided that explore censored swear words as a means to celebrate the power of innocent symbols - if the pen is mightier that the sword, then the letterforms themselves are indeed, mightier than the pen, lead type, letraset, photocomposition, Mac etc, etc…

In a delicate size, these postcards are sure to impress upon the receiver a sense of humor and playfulness that many designers can relate to. Colorful and straightforward as the words they depict you can pick up a set — only 16 available — for your own use via Christopher’s online store. Note that each packet contains 10 postcards with the letters F, K, W, S, P, C, two Ts and two *s for your spelling delight.

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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December 1, 2009


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