The Big Type for Bad Eyes card deck

The Big Type for Bad Eyes card deck

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Arrives by Jun 28-29 if you order today.
Jun 28-29

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: lead type, wood type, letterpress, paper

The Big Type for Bad Eyes card deck is an edition of 71 letterpress-printed playing card decks, done entirely from handset type on a Vandercook Universal. It is designed especially for the vision-impaired, with standard card dimensions but large-type and minimal distraction. The ranks are printed in the corners in 48-point Nicholas Cochin Bold, and in the center from various large wood types, characters between 1 1/4 and 3 inches tall. The backs feature our favorite German-cast 2-color birds from the early 1900s, surrounded by a tiling of random letters from Nicholas Cochin Bold, Bernhard Gothic Medium, and Motto, sizes 18-48 point.

Each deck comes in a recyclable clear box tied closed with ribbon, with a title card, a colophon, and two jokers. The jokers read: "My mother says she had to find a favorite thing about her eyesight. Hers is Misread Headlines." My mother, who has macular degeneration, has generously and with good humor chosen six real examples of newspaper or advertisement headlines she has misread, making new phrases from some delightfully surreal alternate reality.

Of the six headlines, please choose your favorite pair to go with your card deck and include your choice with your order! The various joker headlines are:
• the Utility Fishstick
• Savage Nuns
• Won Leadership of the Gambling Party
• Menace Promotions
• 100% Off!!!
• a Rewarding Year of Bilking
Regardless of what pair you choose, one joker will be red and one will be black.

Lastly, there are two available designs of bird for the back of the deck—matching but identifiably distinct, for the purposes of two-deck card games. If you would like 2 decks that differ, choose one deck of variation A and one of variation B.

Local Seattle customers: We are always open for pickup! If you would prefer, please call 206.721.0064 or email info [!at] daymoonpress.com to schedule a pickup at our shop on Beacon Hill, 98144.

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Carol Wang Feb 20, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Loved all of the cards in my order. I live in Seattle and wanted to arrange an in person pick up. Responses to my notes and requests were fast, clear, and helpful. Came so nicely delivered with beautiful packaging. Such nice, small touches in an ordinary transaction is so special - thank you. My personal favorite is the bleeding heart cards. So sweet and beautiful. I plan to order more soon.

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lwaves Jan 12, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

I collect advent calendars. This calendar artwork was done by an artist and letterpress printed by a separate printer. This is a true limited edition work of art, beautifully done. It can be framed without glass and the doors opened every year. Perfect Oct/Nov present for a person who has everything (even thought I kept mine)!

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birdslikeleaves Jun 5, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I have had my eye on these singing bird cards for such a long time. The pictures don't do them justice- they are gorgeous! Thank you!

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Jessica Settell May 23, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

when i found the screaming women series, i was ecstatic. seeing someone else so moved by miranda barlow’s words was not only just generally cool, but made this item a must buy. i bought two other screaming women cards for my girls bday (avatar and altered carbon) and she absolutely loved them.

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