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“Sand” Print


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Ben J Adams



Ty Pattison

Letterpressed so deeply it looks carved, I could eat this print for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. The texture creates another layer of world to explore beyond the haunting illustrations. 



Hugh Howey

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Production Time

2 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

8 × 10 in

Page Count


Paper Stock

Crane Pearl 110#

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Snell Roundhand

This piece is available for purchase for $25

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Project Description

Illustrations commissioned by Hugh Howey (Bestselling Author of Wool) for his latest book: Sand.  

Production Lesson(s)

Being for a Sci-Fi novel, I wanted these to have a vintage feel to them, and with using only one color there needed to be a lot of contrast.  The heavy black areas were the tricky part with going the letterpress route — especially looking to avoid dithering and ink bleed into the detail.  Ty from The Happy Envelope was able to achieve an excellent representation of the original artwork by using a tight Moiré pattern in those areas.”

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

April 8, 2014


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