Monday, March 29, 2010

Copperplate Goes to Washington

My storyteller friend Anita had a dream: to tell an African folk tale at the Presidential Inauguration in January of 2009. She had been a passionate campaigner for him, and she wanted to do everything she could to get Obama's attention to her proposal. So she asked me to address an envelope to him and do some offhand flourishing on the folder that contained a copy of the story.

I believe the envelope was actually a "Presidential blue" color, not black as it appears here. The script is Copperplate, or Engrossers' Script; the inks are Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleedproof White and Spectralite gold.

I did three different outer envelope styles and let her choose. This is the one that went to Washington...

...but alas, no response! But as Anita's grandma told her, "The only failure is not trying!"


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