Poetic License - letterpress broadside

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Made in Chestertown, Maryland

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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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Oh -- this looks great! I can't wait to frame it and give it to my son. Thank you. n
Sep 9, 2011 by A fellow maker

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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.


I am set up to accept personal checks, Paypal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards. I will require payment to be received before I ship any items. Any other questions, please convo me!

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

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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.