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Poetic License - letterpress broadside

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How to Complete Your Poetic License

1. In the first blank, write your name (duh).

2. In the second blank, write a completely made-up word—but make it a good one. Think in the tradition of Shakespearean insults and Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky.”

3. Find an expensive(-looking) frame for your fancy-pants license so everyone knows how important you are.

Now you are licensed to practice questionable poetics at any time or place.

Technical Details:
Printed using 1914 C&P Platen letterpress on bright white heavyweight paper with black rubber-based ink. Beautiful deckled edge on one side. Decorative title font is Houghton, text font is Garamond. Seal of as-yet-unidentified godlike-figure makes it official (-looking). Text is original by Lindsay Lusby. Approximate size: 4” x 7”.


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Reviewed by tredburg63
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 20, 2014
Simple little item, but just a very cool subject. Will be part of a bigger project, but just fit what I was looking for perfectly.
Anti-Valentine's Day letterpress broadside - Library Etiquette

Reviewed by tredburg63
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 20, 2014
Delivered just as ordered. Fits the machine just as dimensions suggested. Very quick custom order, secure delivery. Very happy with purchase.
RESERVED for tredburg63 - custom typewriter cozy - plaid flannel

Reviewed by jrooster12
5 out of 5 stars
May 2, 2014
This was a great transaction...Lindsay at Thread Lock Press is courteous, professional and talented! I will definitely do business again. Thanks!
RESERVED for jrooster12 - custom typewriter cozy - plaid flannel


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I'm always open to negotiation. Just let me know the problem and we'll work it out!

Shipping policies

I will ship items on the next business day following the receipt of payment. Broadsides and typewriter trading cards will be shipped in a photo mailer to prevent bending and creasing. Books, typewriter cozies, and printer's aprons will be shipped via first-class mail in a bubble-wrap mailer. I will be using tracking through USPS, where applicable.

Additional policies

I am absolutely open to custom orders, so if you have an idea, feel free to ask me! I don't mind any serious (or even not so serious) questions.

Poetic License - letterpress broadside

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  • Handmade item
  • Craft type: Scrapbooking
  • Materials: heavyweight white paper, rubber based ink, linguistic authority
  • Feedback: 12 reviews
  • Favorited by: 34 people
  • Gift message available

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