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NZ poetry - letterpress print - bike ride

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NZ poetry - letterpress print - bike ride

25.00

Original print of New Zealand writer Maria McMillan’s poem ‘I finally fixed your puncture and took you for a bike ride’. Printed with metal type using an Adana 8x5 platen press. Red and black ink on 120 gsm, acid free Fabriano Accademia paper. 255x300mm. Limited edition of 20, numbered and signed on reverse of print.

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Original print of New Zealand writer Maria McMillan’s poem ‘I finally fixed your puncture and took you for a bike ride’. Printed with metal type using an Adana 8x5 platen press. Red and black ink on 120 gsm, acid free Fabriano Accademia paper. 255x300mm. Limited edition of 20, numbered and signed on reverse of print.

‘I finally fixed your puncture and took you for a bike ride is the last poem in Maria McMillan’s collection The Ski Flier (Victoria University Press, 2017).

I really like this typeface, especially the fi ligatures in the heading, but, with its unusual g, I’ve never been able to figure out exactly which typeface. I collected many unlabeled type in the 90s, when they were affordable, and Im managed to get there before the antique dealers who often chucked the type and sold the trays.

Maria, the poet, is my partner and I love the images in her poem, and that it talks to achievement and finesse, parenting and childhood.