By Rick Allen
Letterpress notecards are hand-printed on premium white card stock, packaged in a clear sleeve, and include envelopes. This notecard is 5 W x 7 H inches with the message: “Those who have never seen Superior get an inadequate, even inaccurate, idea, by hearing it spoken of as a ‘lake’ and to those who have sailed over its vast extent the word sounds ludicrous. Though its waters are fresh and crystal, Superior is a sea.” Blank inside.
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Rick has been an artist and printmaker for over 30 years. He grew up in Duluth, Minnesota, and studied history at St. Olaf College and the University of Chicago before veering from the scholarly path and attending the Rhode Island School of Design. He subsequently worked as a commercial and editorial illustrator, and in 2003 started The Kenspeckle Letterpress with his wife, artist Marian Lansky. At that time he began experimenting with wood engraving and linocut, and the rest is history. Rick always has “one or two feet in the 19th Century” and loves nothing more than producing printed ephemera.
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