Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., letterpress-artist extraordinaire and subject of the documentary Proceed and Be Bold!, has produced Accept and Be, a series of limited edition letterpress prints for Crate & Barrel’s trendier sister store, CB2. The print series celebrates Gay Pride Month (June) and the 1139 prints that Kennedy made for CB2 are a variable edition with changing colors and typographic layout. At a very reasonable price of $19.95, the 271 that were available for online purchase are sold out. If you absolutely have to have one, try a retail location.
The project is an interesting example of cottage industry (i.e. relatively small operation letterpress shop) meets big box chain retailer. While we aren’t exactly pro-corporate around Printeresting, it’s nice to see a company making what appear to be responsible decisions. With all the hoopla over Urban Outfitters lately, this appears to be a case of a company ethically working with an artist to spread a positive message.Bookmark / Share / Print