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paint plaintively

paint plaintively

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paint plaintively

by rachel linn


A nonsense poem inspired by a letterpress adversizement for Paint Pot Paints (see this in the lower right-hand corner of the print) discovered amongst the donated plates at Central Print, St. Louis. This broadside was composed, letterpress-printed, and freehand-embroidered by Rachel Linn. Note that the embroidery colors and designs vary from print to print. 

25 copies made.

Dimensions: 4.15 in x 10 in



    Small Letters Press is an independent publisher of literary writing, curated, edited, and assembled by hand by Rachel Linn and Marika Josephson. Our projects are carefully designed to amplify meaning through the formal qualities of the work: illustrations, book layout and construction, or the printing process itself. Each work contains subtle variations and natural imperfections due to the hand-made nature of the process.


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