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11” x 14”
Last winter I bought an antique sign press (letter press) at an antique store. I found a stack of antique atlases the very next day at an estate sale. I heard “You Can Go Your Own Way” on the radio on the way home and it was one of those giant light bulb moments.
I had been painting on and with antique maps, atlases and globes for a few years, exploring direction (and my inherent lack thereof) and so this series of song lyrics about direction on antique atlas pages has been a neat addition to my more painterly work.
“May the Road Rise with You” is an old Irish blessing, basically saying, “I hope everything will go well for you”. It fits into this series because it is also a line from the song “Rise” by the band P.I.L. or Public Image Limited an English post-punk band formed by vocalist John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols).
This listing is for the sign press print only. The photo of a sign press print framed is just so you
can see one framed. The other photo is just a neat photo of them drying in my new antique print drying rack.