This item sold on May 16, 2012.
This little letterpress print features a plethora of chemistry-related doodles arranged in a (non-anatomical) heart, with figures ranging from neurotransmitters to NMR spectra, lab glassware to atomic models (key coming soon!). These little prints are available in red or teal (this listing default is RED, though you may specify teal in your notes to seller or convo), and would look great hanging up in lab, in a classroom, or any little bit of wall that could use some love.
Limited edition collaborative print! The fabulous and talented chemist Rhiannon Carter made this possible with her wonderful little sketches, then we here at Molarchae put it on the press.
These prints are 5" x 7" on Strathmore 110 writing wove cover in ultimate white. Only 50 in each color! Ships protected in plastic in a rigid mailer. Available in red or teal. (Print only)
-- A little about letterpress --
These were lovingly printed on a century-old Chandler and Price letterpress machine. Unlike today's standard forms of printing, letterpress provides a rich textural experience due to the physical impression of the image into the paper. Letterpress was the everyday form of printing text from its invention by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-15th century until the 19th century (think movable lead type). Today, advances in photopolymer chemistry (yay science!) allows printers to easily convert digit images to the physical plates used on these antique machines. In letterpress printing, each color is printed using an individual physical plate, so multi-color designs are repeatedly hand-fed into the press, printing one color at a time. As a result, every print is slightly different.