An original, hand-printed, hand-painted letterpress print—this is not a reproduction! This piece is part of the “Local Conditions” series, which depicts Washington’s Mt. Rainier from a variety of different vantage points. (You can read more about the project on the blog.) There are 15 different designs in the series; you can find them all here.
In this illustration, Mt. Rainier towers over the hillsides and rooftops of Tacoma, Washington, while Commencement Bay on Puget Sound shines a brilliant blue to mirror the sky. Tacoma has an excellent and very large collection of Craftsman-style homes, thanks to a building boom from 1919 to 1929. The result is an astonishing array of beautiful and well-preserved historic architecture that is an icon not just of Tacoma but the entire Pacific Northwest.
This artwork was letterpress printed by hand on an antique Vandercook No. 4 press, on soft white Rives Lightweight paper. Each print in the edition was then painstakingly hand-painted with watercolor. Each print is numbered, signed and dated, and labeled with the latitude/longitude coordinates of the exact location the illustration was drawn from.
Edition of 52 prints
Paper size: 6 x 7.5 inches (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Image size: 3 x 5 inches (7.6 x 12.7 cm)
This piece was printed in a limited edition, so once the edition sells out, it will not be reprinted. So snag your copy while you can!
This original artwork is copyright Chandler O’Leary 2011. Copyright is not transferable with the sale of this print. The buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.
This print is packaged in a clear poly sleeve and will ship flat in a protective mailer via United States Postal Service. WA state residents are subject to sales tax.