Alphabet notecards beguile
Letterpress projects are really great, but lasers do interesting intricate work as well. Take a look at this recent example of experimental pieces from Nando Costa.
The detailing in these cards is razor sharp and the design is fascinating. It takes a while to notice all 26 letters in the English alphabet, and the fantasy forest is quite charming almost as though it ought to belong to a tarot cards deck. At the same time, it also feels like a 21st century nod to your grandmother’s doilies, but not as a homey.
It’s also worth noting that the piece doesn’t look frail for the narrowness of the positive space which is no small feat given how much of the paper is cut away. I’d love to see what kind of print it would make if inked. Good call on using cover weight!
French Paper – Laser Cut Muscletone Starch White (French Paper Sample Room).