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Quantity Produced


Production Cost

Polymer plate: 20€ (US$26.40)
Silkscreen: 5€ (US$6.60)

Production Time

3 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

10 in

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Wood block letter for "RZA" and Neutraface Light and Book.

This piece is available for purchase for €10.00 (US$13.20) + shipping

Silkscreened, psychedelic lines and a big ol’ blind emboss turn Ssaliva’s album art into a tiny world of rhythm and texture.

I first find the big wood letter and letterpressed the title in blind deboss. I wanted the back rather different than the front, so i made it minimal. Then, came the front side to print (+ information text from the back). The first attempt was to letterpress it with metal lines (it’s called “filet” in French) used to underline text in letterpress. Quite fast, I admitted it was kind of impossible to do it this way, so I printed a bunch of lines as a sample and made the composition in Photoshop.

Later we made a polymer plate at school but we never had a result good enough to print it. We had some holes at the end of some lines, which make that the print was not a “constant gray”. So I decided to silkscreen it, a method i know better and feel more confident with. I was not sure I could have the small information text as it is 7pt and light, but luckily, it works perfect.

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Jessica Mullen

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February 20, 2012


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