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Live Joyfully - Overprint with Handwritten Notes - One of a Kind Letterpress Print

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This letterpress piece was created by twisting, warping, and distorting the words from the following quote: 

“Live your life now. Tomorrow is promised to no one. The only things you regret are the things you did not do. Be real. Forgive. Slow down. Be yourself, you are beautiful. Have the courage to live a life that is true to yourself, not the life others expect of you. Play more, think less. Your first decision each day is the most important. Choose happiness. Make time for family; in the end, they are everything. Be intentional in your living; strive to create beautiful moments. Tell the people you love what you appreciate about them; speak from the heart. They might cry. A dream unfulfilled is a tragedy. Be crazy about something. Honor your promises.  You have a great bottle of wine; drink it. Sometimes we are scared. It’s OK. Go on an adventure. Shared experience are precious beyond measure. Achievement tastes most sweet when at first we dare to fail. Don’t wait for a special occasion; life is a special occasion. Live Joyfully.”

This was the only print created using this paper type. The result is a slightly muted, but no less delicate design. It was actually one of the "setup" prints that Tim used to verify that the print plate was in the proper position and was evenly laid out.

He had used an old poster print of a railroad crossing sign that happened to be laying around. And even used it to jot down a few notes during a phone call later that day. All together, there isn't much that the three print elements (the dancing girl, the railroad image, and the handwritten notes) have in common, but somehow the piece still works. When I stumbled across it nearly two years later I knew we had something special. Pieces like this are why we decided to release this "One of a kind" project. 

It was created by hand over the course of several weeks. We will never reproduce this design in this format. It is hand signed and includes a letterpressed certificate of authenticity.