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Two large format letterpress prints based on existing match box designs by printmaker Tom Frost.
94 backers pledged £10,327 to help bring this project to life.

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Who I Am.

Hello, I'm Tom Frost, a printmaker living with my family in the small rural village of Llanboidy, Wales. I usually work from my home studio as a screen printer but have also illustrated books and designed cider labels, rum labels, greetings cards and match boxes. It's these match boxes that are the focus of this Kickstarter campaign.

The Aim

The two designs, 'Calm Waters' and 'Home Fires' started out life as original screen prints. They have since enjoyed their time being turned into two distinctive letterpress match boxes that can be found in numerous retail outlets. When someone suggested they would like to have a much larger version for their walls, the idea was formed! So the simple aim is to turn these miniature pieces of art, that many people enjoy displaying on their mantlepieces and bookshelves, into something a great deal bigger and more impressive.

The Prints

As a screen printer I don't have the training or the equipment to create these letterpress prints myself. This job will be handed over to the wonderfully knowledgable people at The Logan Press with me alongside, getting my hands inky in the process. They are the printers that have produced the match boxes in the past, so they know exactly what to do!

Each print will measure 70x70cms and be printed onto the sumptuously textural Cairn Straw Cream paper stock. A 320gsm 100% recycled stock and the same board used for the original match boxes.

The two prints will be printed on a large proofing press. With each print being three colours, to produce the final artworks, each print will require three large metal printing blocks. This is where the majority of the cost lies!

My hope would be to produce each of these artworks as a limited edition of 200. Each print will be stamped, signed and numbered by myself.

Risks and challenges

This is my first time using Kickstarter - so am I a risky option?

Absolutely not! I am a printmaker and artist by profession and will be working alongside other professional printmakers at The Logan Press to make this project become a reality.

These two prints will be created using only the best quality papers and inks.

Due to the number of processes involved and fairly labour intensive and lengthy production time it is very difficult to give an accurate shipping date. I will however endeavour to keep all backers involved and up to date at every turn.

Finished prints will also be shipped in sturdy 4 inch diameter postal tubes, tucked up in acid free tissue paper.

If you have any questions or worries before backing me, please feel to drop me a line. I don't bite! It will be your hard earned money that funds this project, so you need to be confident that you will get a wonderful piece of art for you to enjoy for many years to come.

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    HOME FIRES PRINT

    One 70x70cm three colour letterpress print, signed and shipped free in the UK.

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    CALM WATERS PRINT

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    2X LETTERPRESS PRINTS

    Both 70x70cm three colour letterpress prints, signed and shipped free in the UK

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