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Monday, October 26, 2009

Old Maid Collaboration

Kathryn Hunter of Blackbird Letterpress asked us a few months ago to be a part of a collaboration she was putting together - a limited edition Old Maid letterpress deck! 33 artists were asked to design an Old Maid character. We decided on Greasy Grimes - drawn as a double portrait inspired by a standard face card. The two opposing sides of the card represent the inner and outer character of a single person in two different forms. What is more desirable, inner or outer beauty?

"Beauty is but skin deep, ugly lies the bone; Beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own." - John Davies of Hereford.

Being that we don't letterpress ourselves, we paired up with Kseniya Thomas who did an awesome job printing our Greasy Grimes pair.

Below are some of our favorites from the collaboration:

Knitting Kneena - Katrina Andry.

Tattooed Tina - Bon Vivant Press.

Her Majesty Marie - F Street Letterpress.

Ethel Early Bird - Heroes & Criminals Press.

Lucia Libre la Luchadora - Flatbed Splendor.

Nola Nora - Gutwrench.

Biker Babs - Skybound Press.

Unsinkable Undina - Slow Industries.

You can see all of the cards here.

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