Modern Optic contemporary
greeting cards and prints are created by hand in small quantities on a
mid-century Vandercook cylinder proof press made with soy inks on high quality, recovered
environmentally responsible cotton paper. These fine art cards exhibit large solids and multiple passes, which make them as exquisite as any cards available.
In the letterpress relief printing process, each color is created in a separate pass on the press. The reversed, raised surface is inked and then pressed into a sheet of paper to obtain a positive right-reading image.
The classic cards are handmade with high quality recycled paper and matching envelopes.The designs are printed on acetate for striking clarity and intense colors.The cards are blank unless otherwise specified.
Modern Optic is a contemporary letterpress studio in
Los Angeles established by artist Leslie Ross-Robertson
in 2001. Inspired by modernism and contemporary art,
she has been creating work featuring architecture and modern design with the traditional art form of letterpress printmaking. She has done custom work for Knoll, Herman Miller, Steelcase, as well as architects and artists.
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