Christmas and Chanukah cards

It is time for my annual invitation to you to post your Christmas and Chanukah cards.
I am a good printer, but am not artistic and creative. I enjoy seeing your work as do others.
It is not bragging if you respond to an invitation.
Well, maybe a little. Go ahead.

An early Merry Christmas.

inky

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Two for this year, Going to be adding a mountain background to the Red Bird.

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Wood engraving on Chinese paper mounted on black card stock.

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David…. too bad Briar Press doesn’t have a “Like” button, since I’d certainly like your post.

It’s good to see that other folks here still carve their own blocks from time to time.

Thank you, Winking Cat…..I’ve had several things done in magnesium, but most of my images are done in Lino. However, on a good day I can get a little lucky with wood engraving although I don’t do enough of it to get good at it.

Here’s one we created for sale in our shop. We haven’t made our own personal one just yet…

(Oh dear, this image got pretty compressed when it posted, not the best to look at.)

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Ditto Winking Cat: I <3 David Brewer’s wood engraving!

Here is the image for my 2020 Advent Calendar, which is still not finished, because this is 2020. Wishing everyone a better 2021!

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This was printed from a polymer plate by Boxcar on a Flurry pre-scored blank card and their Flurry text (internal pages). Binding is by waxed linen with a pamphlet stitch. It is more of a chap book, I suppose, than a Christmas card, but I did send several of them out as cards this year. I’m not an especially good printer, but I’m working on it.

Next year’s Christmas story is still gestating in my mind, but potentially it will be The Goblin’s Christmas, or maybe the Gumiho’s Christmas (yeah, we’ve spent much of our spare Covid-19 time watching K-dramas)… anyway, some kinda monster’s Christmas…. though I have a story already written featuring Iva Toguri and a deceased Japanese friend that could become a Christmas story with only a few changes.

I’m curious about something though; how many of you recognize the man on the cover?

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The Loedengreg Press card for 2020. We had designed a more black humour version, but decided against it out of prudence. We were also planning on reproducing our 1970 card in honour of what would have been my father, Leo’s 100th birthday - he being one of the press’s founders. Alas, there were problems with having the cut made amidst the covid crap, and time ran out. Let’s hope that Rilke’s “things that never were” are a heck of a lot better than 2020’s! Best to all - Denis

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@daleraby

Nothing says “Christmas ” like Dillinger!

Well, at least one person recognized the dude!

Christmas greetings from the Nickel Plate Press.

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Thank you for those who posted their work. Very few and I draw an unfortunate conclusion from that.
Get started now for next year and be first in.
Get some ink on your shirt.

Happy New Year

inky

Here is the chapbook I printed for some friends, titled “Goudy’s Last Christmas”. It is a tall tale by the type designer Dave Farey, which I had read some years ago on the old PPLetterpress Yahoo Groups list. It is handset in Kennerley type that appears to have been cast over 100 years ago, and some of it has a pinmark for the short-lived Advance Type Foundry, where Robert Wiebking first cut and cast Kennerley for Frederic Goudy in 1911.

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Happy New Year

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