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Limited Edition David Bowie Risograph Print, edition of 25, Letterhead "David type 1, gold", Riso print, art, poster, dutch design, pop art



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  • Handmade
  • Ships from a small business in

    The Netherlands

  • Materials: ink, paper, heavyweight paper, soy ink, Acid free paper

  • Width: 42 centimeters
  • Height: 59.4 centimeters

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Who doesn’t want to be like Bowie? I would love to have just a bit of his charm, class, voice, ... and because of his versatility I used more than 20 different typefaces in the Letterhead.

• Risograph print, subtle metallic gold, on acid free 175 g/m2 paper
• Limited edition of 25
• Signed and numbered on print and Certificate of Authenticity
• Size: A2 = 42 x 59.4 cm = 16.5 x 23.4 inch
• Frame is not included

For the "Letterheads" I use my father’s 1970’s/80’s dry transfer letters. I rub the letters down on paper. One by one.
I created this typographic portrait because I really wanted to use the old Letraset and Mecanorma sheets, the personal treasure I inherited from my father's design studio.
So you might say this Letterhead is a tiny tribute to the the inspiring David Bowie, to traditional graphic handicraft from the pre-digital era AND to my father’s « letterlust » genes I inherited!

The risograph print series are made from the handmade black & white originals.
Riso prints use soy based ink, prints are never 100% dry. Every print is slightly different because of this technique which makes every print unique.

In 2022 I made a Freddie Mercury Letterhead. I wanted to make a nice match. Freddie & Bowie. To put music- and art lovers Under Pressure to buy both ;)

• "Freddie type 1" (same size, same colour, same paper as "David type 1") https://www.etsy.com/nl/listing/910069934/limited-edition-david-bowie-risograph https://www.etsy.com/nl/listing/1276224074/limited-edition-freddie-mercury

Limited Edition David Bowie Letterhead Risograph Prints (smaller size, blue/pink)
• "David type 1, B like Bowie", https://www.etsy.com/nl/listing/850253310/limited-edition-riso-print-letterhead
• "David type 1, B a bit like Bowie", https://www.etsy.com/nl/listing/850290046/limited-edition-riso-print-letterhead

Both Letterheads are based on a black and white photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot: "David Bowie performs during his Ziggy Stardust tour at Earl’s Court in London, 12th May 1973".

I’m an independent photo- and typographic artist from the Netherlands. Grew up in an environment full of inspirational letter shapes. Studied Industrial Design for a year followed by Graphic Design (Art Academy ’s-Hertogenbosch). After working in this industry I started teaching. Shoot mainly interiors and villa's nowadays.
There’s an urge in me to do autonomous projects. “Product Portraits of Dutch Design” and cityscapes, more recent.
Whether I create photographic or typographic work, I want to make people happy, to make a contribution to a beautiful living space where you feel good.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by,
Huub Smits | fototypo.art


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8 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Very happy with this limited edition 'letterhead' by Bowie, a piece of art! Fast delivery, neatly packed and with certificate of authenticity. I can wholeheartedly recommend the designer and his company.

jeeps Nov 9, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

The ordering process was very pleasant. I think the personal attention of the seller is a big plus. After all, you still buy from a 'collection site' and do not know who you are buying from.

If the seller then gets a face that is helpful, then that makes the process much nicer. The product was carefully wrapped and had a personal card. My expectations have been exceeded.

Annelou Dec 3, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Great service but moreover great piece of art!

Ly Tran Apr 14, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

A piece of jewellery for your house (and with every light Rembrandt looks at you in a different way!) Fine and neat delivery, recommended!

Marilou Oct 4, 2020

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