|Title||The Fir Tree|
|Subtitle||by Hans Christian Andersen|
|Artist / Creator||Brian Bagdonas|
|Press Name||Stumptown Printers|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress|
|Paper Stock||Mohawk Superfine Softwhite 80# Text|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||11.5 x 11.5 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 75|
|Signed & Numbered||Unsigned|
The Fir Tree was printed for the "Grand (International) Letterpress Christmas Card Exchange 2014" organized by UK print shops: flowers&fleurons and The Elrod Press. The story is a Hans Christian Andersen tale, and was first published on December, 21st 1844.
Artist BioBrian Scott Bagdonas has worked in the commercial print industry since 1992. He first got a taste for print and small "mom and pop" print shop culture as a result of making zines and record covers in support of his hometown underground music scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The art prints he makes now celebrate the commercial print tools of the mid-twentieth century, a time (in Brian's opinion) was the pinnacle of craft print within the commercial realm. His work primarily uses Linotype machine cast composition, but also makes use of hand-set foundry type and other "analog" relief print methods.