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The LATER letterpress poster was designed, carved and printed in January 2018.

8 in stock


LATER is one letterpress poster in a series of four posters: SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR. The primary headline and image are a hand-carved linocut. The body copy was printed with vintage lead type. The faded background was a kind of weird, single-color split fountain. The Latin phrase, post nubila phoebus, translates into English as after clouds, the sun.

Here’s how this series came about:

Lance said, “I want to make a series of posters based on a four-word phrase.” Lance was thinking the phrase would be about truth, beauty, or world peace.

Tom said, “OK, here’s the phrase: SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR.”

Lance sighed, then went to work.

The words on all four posters read this way:

See the lion,/see the lamb,/adjacent on/the diagram./You can sleep/beside a leopard/when a lion/is your shepherd./Sometimes lions/make you wait,/because a king/is never late./Lambs and lions/will sleep together,/but not tonight./Not ’til later./For now us lambs/just lie awake/and dream of wolves/and alligators.

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