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Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane Letterpress Architecture Print

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5-color letterpress print using vintage wood type, metal type, and metal printer's ornaments. Composition was illustrated and designed by Chris Fritton, hand-set by Chris Fritton and Caitlin Caldwell. All materials used are part of the WNY Book Arts Center collection.

Text reads: "The Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane was built in the late 1800's as a special place of hope and healing for people with mental illness. Located in Buffalo, NY, it is the genius of Henry Hobson Richardson, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Thomas Story Kirkbride. This print was made using vintage printers' blocks, type, and ornaments at the WNY Book Arts Center.

Part of a continuing architectural series featuring Buffalo landmarks.

Printed on Strathmore Soft White Bristol.

Paper Size: 11"x17"

Signed and numbered edition of 100.

Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane Letterpress Architecture Print


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: antique metal type, antique wood type
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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