Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pure Goods Sold Only

A small, seven-color merchandise label designed and printed in 1992 by Chris Stern (1950-2006) of the Grey Spider Press and Stern & Faye Letterpress Printers. I have long admired it and now treasure it. Chris was a towering figure in the letterpress community and an amazing talent, and his passing is a great loss. So much so, he now has a font and even a type foundry named in his honor. Read more about type designer Jim Rimmer's Stern Pro and see the movie trailer about the making of the font here. The C.C. Stern Type Foundry and working museum in Portland, OR is also worth a virtual or live visit.

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