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Dragon is a letterpress poster created by Beautiful Angle in January 2012.

25 in stock


Dragon was designed, carved, written and printed in January of 2012. The poster was part of the Myth/Mystery series, funded by the Tacoma Arts Commission. It was also created as part of Tacoma’s Monkeyshines project and in honor of Chinese New Year—the year of the dragon. The image of the seven-headed dragon and falling lampposts is a hand-carved linocut. The text was printed with vintage wood and lead type.

The words on the poster read:

Then appeared in heaven an enormous red dragon
with seven heads and seven horns and seven crowns.
Its tail swept a third of the streetlights off the skyline
and flung them to the golden pavement.
Heaven’s Finest fought with glory, clubs, and bullets,
and the dragon was hurled down to the earth.
“So rejoice you heavens and you who dwell in them.
But woe to the city and the sea,
because the devil has gone down to you.”



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