For New Year’s Eve we were invited to our friends’ wedding celebrations (an awesome night!). Adam and Marc were celebrating on a boat, with guest-provided cabaret (brilliant), just down the river from Westminster (so we got to see the fireworks) and the party was a silver and black theme…
What a perfect excuse to get the silver ink out and play with my new 30-line (5inch) Stephenson Blake Grotesque wood type that I had recently snagged on eBay. I wanted to play on the traditional “Mr & Mrs” theme of weddings to emphasise that they were groom and groom.
I found some really nice and smooth black board (Silver ink loves a smooth surface) and got to work on the Farley. I was fully expecting to have to do a ‘double hit’ of the ink to get a good enough contrast, but after one impression I was really pleased with the coverage. The type was dirty and battered to hell, so it took a bit of makeready to get a solid print. some of the imperfections of the type still came through so my next plan is to give it a thorough cleaning before I use it again.
I even managed to track down a silver frame to match as well. We had a great night, honoured to be invited – the groom and groom definitely seemed to enjoy it! I wonder if the print survived the pissing rain and drunken antics on the way home…?! Thanks guys, and CONGRATULATIONS!