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Copperman's Day 2016: Take Heaven

Copperman's Day 2016: Take Heaven

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Our third annual Copperman's Day print completes the theme begun two years ago, borrowed from a Christmas Eve letter written by Fra Giovanni Giocondo in 1513. In his letter, Fra Giovanni implores us to take joy, take peace, take heaven. This year's Copperman's Day message: Take heaven.

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 it is up to each of us to make a heaven here on this earth.

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.

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 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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