Copperman's Day 2014: Take Joy
Keep the naysayers and fear mongers at a distance, we say. There's enough negativity in the world, thank you very much, and for our inaugural Copperman's Day print, we're suggesting a message of positivity: Take Joy. It's a message you can send to friends and relations and a message you can pin to your bulletin board or place on your desk at work as a gentle reminder that you are responsible for your own happiness.
Copperman's Day is an old Dutch printer's holiday. It falls on the First Monday after Epiphany, each January. It was traditional on this day for printer's apprentices in Holland to receive the day off to work on their own projects––usually small printed keepsakes that they'd sell for a copper. It's a tradition we feel is ready for revival, and with that thought, here is our Copperman's Day print for 2014––our inaugural one. We intend to make it an annual tradition.
These miniprints happen to be standard postcard size. Each is printed by hand from historic wood and metal types on the Vandercook 4 printing press in our Lake Worth studio on various recycled French Speckletone papers.
A word about shipping: If this is the only thing you're ordering today, we'll charge you considerably less than our standard flat rate $8.50 shipping. Although your order will say "Flat Rate Shipping $8.50," when it comes time to actually charge your card, we'll charge you a much more appropriate rate. There are just two of us working here, so we can do things like that!
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