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PLEASE NOTE: We had been holding a small handful of out-of-print broadsides in reserve. We've decided to release those prints, and offer them here—these are extremely rare, and once they're gone, they're gone for good. This print is an "extra" print in the "Love Nest" edition, beyond the set numbered copies. This print is labeled with "AP," which stands for "Artist Proof."

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"The most vital right is the right to love and be loved."

— Emma Goldman

This hand-pulled letterpress print is printed from hand-lettered original typography and hand-drawn illustrations and patterns (in fact, everything was done by hand, the hard way!). This piece is a collaboration between Chandler O'Leary of Anagram Press and Jessica Spring of Springtide Press, in honor of Pride Month and in support of families of all shapes, sizes and stripes.

Our home state of Washington became the seventh state to legalize same-sex marriage earlier this year, but opponents have forced a voter referendum to decide the issue on the November ballot. To help sort through the anarchy of dissenting opinions and angry words around us, we turned to the unlikely Goldman—an anarchist herself. It turns out that despite her outlandish creeds and fierce opinions, Emma's quote cuts straight to the heart of the matter.

To pay homage to Emma's words, we raised our grandmothers' Pyrex glasses and turned to folk art for inspiration. "Love Nest" is dominated by a lively brood of nesting matryoshka dolls. Each individual is different, but together they complete the picture of a nurtured, multicolor family. Roosters, hens and chicks complete the flock waiting for the next generation to hatch as Emma's words stitch the family together.

The poster was printed on an antique Vandercook Universal One press. Each piece is printed on archival, 100% rag (cotton) paper, and individually signed and numbered by both artists.

Edition size: 126
Paper size: 10 x 18 inches

Colophon reads:
Emma Goldman (1869 – 1940) was born in Kovno, part of the Russian Empire (now Lithuania). She moved to New York in 1885 to live with relatives, supporting herself with factory work. In the following year, news of the Chicago Haymarket riot changed Goldman's life. In honor of the riot victims and the labor movement, she determined to "dedicate myself to the memory of my martyred comrades, to make their cause my own." She joined Alexander Berkman—another Russian immigrant—in spreading her vision of an ideal society, based on the anarchist principle of absolute freedom. Goldman founded the political and literary journal "Mother Earth," and toured the country speaking about anarchism, birth control and economic freedom for women. She was arrested numerous times over her unconventional opinions, accused of disseminating illegal information and inciting to riot.

At a time when even her fellow anarchists questioned her support of homosexuality, Goldman spoke out: "It is a tragedy, I feel, that people of different sexual type are caught in a world which shows so little understanding ... and is so crassly indifferent to the various gradations and variations of gender." She openly opposed U.S. entry into WWI, was jailed once more for obstruction of the draft, and finally deported back to Russia under the 1918 Alien Act. She spent the rest of her life in exile, supporting anarchist causes abroad. After her death, Goldman's body was repatriated and buried in Chicago—near the Haymarket anarchists that had so inspired her.

Illustrated by Chandler O'Leary and printed by Jessica Spring, who with Goldman "demand freedom for both sexes, freedom of action, freedom in love and freedom in motherhood."

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This original artwork is copyright Chandler O'Leary and Jessica Spring 2012. Copyright is not transferable with the sale of this print. The buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.

WA state residents are subject to sales tax.

The print is packaged in a clear poly sleeve and will ship flat in a protective mailer, via USPS Priority Mail.

LOVE NEST "AP" rare out-of-print Dead Feminist letterpress broadside


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