Lilacs are my absolute favorite flower, and I eagerly await their arrival each spring. I’m loving this new letterpress broadside print from Maggie of Campbell Raw Press, which features a Walt Whitman poem under a two-color illustration by Maggie. Beautiful!
From Maggie: Thanks to Dead Poets Society, I always think of Walt Whitman as “Uncle Walt.” This is one of many of my favorite Whitman poems, and a perfectly appropriate harbinger of spring…which seems to finally have begun! I drew the lilacs at the “bottom of winter”, as my friend Rick calls it–sometime at the end of January/beginning of February. The drawing is printed in two tones of lilac: a pale purple under printing, and a bold, pink-purple overlay. The poem is printed in a simple Garamond typeface in dark gray ink.
Learn more about this broadside here.
Photo Credits: Campbell Raw Press