Archive | Letterpress-printed broadsides

Robinson Jeffers' poem typeset and letterpress printed by Linomarl Marlan Beilke.  Measures approximately 9 X 12

Robinson Jeffers lives through these recently uncovered broadsides

Years ago two Californians crossed paths–one a writer and the other an old-time printer–and together they immortalized each other.  The two are Robinson Jeffers and Marlan Beilke.  Last summer Oak Knoll Press published His Place for Story: An Annotated Robinson Jeffers Bibliography compiled and written by Michael Broomfield.   Charles Simic described the book  as a “A marvelously […]

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God answers Nietzsche

Is God alive? Just ask Nietzsche. Or, maybe, better to see what God says!

God died, Nietzsche reported in 1883.  Wait, not so fast there Mr. Nietzsche! Sometimes statements capture the essence of theology and philosophy with brevity, with insight and with humor.  I came across one some months back and decided it needed to be letterpress printed into a broadside. You can click on it here for more […]

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Robinson Jeffers’s treasure trove discovered!.

This past week I uncovered some rare Robinson Jeffers letterpress-printed broadsides.  There are only a few of these beauties remaining.  In the coming days I will be listing each of them in my blog posts. These broadsides are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and when they are gone, as the saying goes, they are GONE. […]

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Centenary celebration of Linotype machine

Rare Linotype broadsides discovered

I have discovered a pair of rare broadsides celebrating the eighth-wonder-of-the-world, the Linotype.  These were designed, typeset and printed by Marlan Beilke, otherwise known as Linomarl.  Marlan printed these broadsides during the years he operated his print shop/museum in Amador City, California.  He later moved to Wisconsin.  When he closed his California hot metal heaven […]

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