Words, phrases, slogans, proverbs, questions, alphabet sets, symbols, typography abstracts …
I have more than 1000 pictures in my stock photography portfolio created with vintage letterpress printing blocks, a variety of fonts, both wood and metal. Some type sets are more than 100 years old and have a lot of character: scratches, dents, stains. Wood printing blocks have beautiful ink patina.
These pictures are available for licensing as royalty free digital downloads starting with $2 and as prints. Most of my pictures are also available in various stock agencies including Shutterstock, Dreamstime, BigStock, Graphic Leftovers, iStockPhoto. However, choice of my images in stock agencies is somewhat limited, since I cannot upload all my designs there.
If you cannot find what you need in my stock portfolio I am offering custom designs. Letterpress text can be shot on different backgrounds including vintage wood, metal, canvas, stone, textured art papers. Words isolated on white usually require more work. My collection of letterpress type sets is growing, but there are some limitations in availability of fonts. I have several full sets and a lot of mixed fonts. Please contact me for more information and discuss your needs. I accept credit card payments through PayPal.
How it works:
- I am shooting exclusively for you. The picture will not be sold to anybody else. However, I may use it for marketing and display purposes (e.g., in this blog) unless you request otherwise.
- You are granted unlimited use, except that you are not allowed to resell the picture.
- Usually, I will have more than one version to choose from.
- I will e-mail you thumbnail(s) for your acceptance and PayPal invoice.
- After payment you can download the final version(s) from Dropbox.
- My turnover time is quite short: about 3 days.
Examples and pricing
Single word or short text
$60 for the first picture with a short text isolated on white or on a background assuming that you are decided on the picture style and I don’t need to shoot multiple versions. Each additional picture $40. Here are some examples of the word design in different variations:
$100 – a typical price for a composite picture created with more than one word shot separately. These pictures include some manipulations, resizing, etc.
More creative projects
I would be happy to work with you on more creative projects which would include some props in addition to letterpress blocks or combinations of different fonts.
And, some examples of wood and metal letterpress type sets I am working with:
Isolated letter and number sets
I am also offering several isolated sets of a complete English alphabet and numbers. With some efforts you can compose any text using those symbols, however the text will be flat. When I am shooting words I am trying to create some perspective and they look more 3-dimensional.
How to start
The easiest way would be to find an image you like. Review pictures on this page or in my portfolio. Just send me link to the picture and I will reproduce that style with your text.
Some things to consider about the style:
- text isolated on white or text on a background (select the background)
- top view (flat) or shot at certain angle showing a side of printing blocks
- horizontal text or leaned
- layout for more than one word (in one line or staggered one above another)
Alphabet Abstracts in Antique Letterpress Printing Blocks – Royalty Free Pictures
Celebrations and Holidays in Vintage Letterpress Typography
Royalty Free Fabric and Leather Texture Backgrounds
Royalty Free Painted Backgrounds and Textures
Kayak and Canoe Paddles in Royalty Free Pictures