Worlds Fair Structures Letterpress Cards - Set of 4 - Eiffel Tower, Space Needle, Atomium, Biosphere

$ 16.50

This listing is for a set of 4 World’s Fair Structures letterpress cards and contains one of each of the following designs:
Eiffel Tower
Space Needle
Atomium
Biosphere

Details
Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Paper: Bright white 100lb card stock
Envelope: Matching White
Printing: Letterpress
Ink colours: Black
Inside: Blank
Packaging: Individual clear protective sleeves

The Story
Beginning in 1851 with “The Great Exhibition” held at the Crystal Palace in London, there have been large public exhibitions held in different parts of the world every few years. Referred to as the World’s Fair, Universal Exposition, or World Expo they present pavilions designed by countries around the world and draw huge crowds of visitors. The majority of the structures built are intended to be temporary but several have survived over the years.

This series of cards depicts those surviving structures in simple line drawings. Most famously we have the Eiffel Tower in Paris (France) built in 1889, but also the Atomium in Brussels (Belgium) from 1958, the Space Needle in Seattle (USA) from 1962, and the Biosphere in Montreal (Canada) from 1967. There are of course others, and new designs may be realized in the future (If anyone has a particular request please let me know).

Cards are printed from magnesium plates on 100lb Pop Tone card stock made by The French Paper Company, one of the last small independently run paper mills in America. French Paper produces many wonderful papers and is extremely environmentally friendly, which makes us happy.
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There may only be one of this product listed but we usually have more in stock, also if you’re interested in multiples of a single design send me a convo and I’ll work with you to put together a custom order.

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