Letterpress Tattoo Posters

To promote an upcoming AIGA Salt Lake City event, The Mandate Press teamed up with Dan Christofferson to create a companion poster and postcard set. The event (which I wish I could have attended myself) was entitled “Full Bleed, The Design and Tattoo Experience”, and featured the art and design work of local tattoo artists. So, appropriately, the resulting illustrated designs combined references to both traditional tattoo imagery and printing and design jargon. The boundaries were also pushed from a technical standpoint through the use of heavy ink coverage and super tight registration, which you can clearly see in the close-ups. Impressive!

via Paper Crave


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  2. Jason says:

    These are ridiculous. I'd love to be going to that event.
  3. Evernotes Every Friday « Creating For Our Creator says:

    [...] Having never printed anything letterpress, I have a strange curiosity about it and can’t help but love every print I see! The following poster was designed by Dan Christofferson and printed by The Mandate Press. The AIGA’s event, “Full Bleed, The Design and Tattoo Experience,” fea­tured the art and design work of local tat­too artists. I love the nostalgic look of the piece and the hoards of details, my favorite of which is the mustaches! Found on design work life. [...]
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