Seattle Globe Letterpress Print
An original, hand-printed, hand-painted letterpress print—this is not a reproduction! “Seattle Globe” is part of Chandler O’Leary’s Local Conditions series, which depicts Washington’s Mt. Rainier from a variety of different vantage points. The series includes a total of 15 designs.
A hazy Mount Rainier rises behind the iconic P-I Globe in Seattle, Washington. The giant, rotating neon Globe sign dominates the composition—a symbol of Seattle’s landscape that is nearly as famous as the mountain in the background. In the face of a difficult economy, the Post-Intelligencer, one of two major Seattle newspapers, recently transitioned to an online-only format. The “P-I” is Seattle’s oldest business, and was in print for 146 years before its presses shut down in 2009.
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 43 prints
Paper size: 6” x 7.5”
Image size: 3” x 5”