After 3 years, I have finally realized my dream of printing my typographic sins poster on a letterpress. The first edition sold out, but Rowley Press has just finished letterpressing a second edition. The poster is available for purchase via PayPal (don’t worry, you don’t need an account to buy it). It makes a great gift for a graphic designer, art director or anyone who loves typography. Click on the thumbnail images to see closeups of the poster.
A little background behind the poster
As a typography teacher, I frequently found myself irritated when beginning students would do things like putting two spaces between sentences instead of one space or using dumb quotes instead of smart quotes. After consulting with my colleague, Patrick Wilkey, I came up with 34 unprofessional ways to set type. The poster identifies each sin and explains how to avoid it.
Size: 11 inches x 17 inches
Paper: Crane Lettra 110 lb. 100% Cotton Paper in Ecru color (fancy for cream)
Colors: Black + Pantone 234 (a red with a hint of purple)
Typefaces used: Primarily Cochin LT Std, Stuyvesant ICG and ITC New Baskerville Italic.
Price: $65 plus shipping and tax
Quantity: 200 posters. Each poster is numbered and signed by Jim Godfrey.
How to buy
I accept the cards shown below. The cost of shipping is $30 for almost anywhere in the world. Please allow 4-10 days for your poster to arrive if it is shipped in the U.S. Outside the U.S. takes 2 to 3 weeks. The posters are rolled and shipped in a heavy duty cardboard tube.