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L’abricot Holiday Cards


Production Method

Linoleum block




Julien Boisseau: designer, illustrator, engravor
Catherine Ouellet-Cummings: designer




L’abricot’s Montreal inspired holiday print is nice but the fact that engraver Julien Boisseau banged out these linoleum plates in less than 8 hours is downright impressive.  




Quantity Produced


Production Cost

Production Time

8 hours

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

20 in × 9 in × .14 in.

Page Count

Paper Stock

Domtar / Cougar / Natural / 100m

Number of Colors





This piece is available for purchase for $15.00

L'abricot Holiday Cards
L'abricot Holiday Cards
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Project Description

For our customers, as well as for selling in craft and design fairs, we made a collection of Christmas cards, inspired by our city (Montreal). The urban scene was drawn all at once and engraved by hand on linoleum plates. The two plates were printed on a Vandercook press then the prints were cut in four.

Production Lesson(s)

We learned to mix our own colors, according to the Pantone chart and we learned that we must be very precise in order to obtain the right color (mostly when using black and transparent white).”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

May 12, 2014


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