Letterpress patterned map of The Netherlands in magenta and blue. Shown in white frame.
Letterpress patterned map of The Netherlands in magenta and blue. Shown in black frame on wall with plant and other art.
Detail of Below the Sea Letterpress Print. Cyan and magenta Kaba ornaments.
Below the Sea, Letterpress Print (White)
Close up of product label for Below the Sea. Black ink on white paper attached to pergamine envelope.
Detail of Below the Sea Letterpress Print. Cyan and magenta Kaba ornaments.
Hand clipping Letterpress patterned map of The Netherlands to wall. Magenta and blue patterned kaba ornaments.
Angle view of Letterpress patterned map of The Netherlands in magenta and blue. Shown in black frame on wall with plant and other art.

Below the Sea, Letterpress Print (White)

$87.20
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Minimal yet intricate, this unique print informs and inspires.

For those with an appetite for data-visualisation, this piece is a great conversation starter, a memory of a travel adventure or keepsake of the place you call home.

The perfect gift for the traveller or designer who is all about the details. 

 

 

So what is it exactly?

Nearly 27% of the Netherlands is below sea level with a vast network of polders and dykes keeping the North Sea at bay. Where the cyan and magenta shapes meet it reveals this immense area of land Below the Sea.

 

Hand clipping Letterpress patterned map of The Netherlands to wall. Magenta and blue patterned kaba ornaments.

An intriguing insight into this fascinating country below sea level

  • Extracted from real data and translated into a letterpress art print
  • Packaged with a label explaining this data-visualisation and the Kaba ornaments used to create this piece
  • Printed on 100% cotton paper

 Triptych of two layers of Letterpress art print showing map of the Netherlands and the area below sea level. Magenta plus cyan plus final print. White background.

 

THE FINER DETAILS:

DIMENSIONS — A3 (297 x 420mm)

LIMITED EDITION — of 65 prints

DESIGN — Area below sea level in the Netherlands

TWO COLOUR PRINT —  Cyan and Magenta

PAPER — 300gsm 100% Cotton (Gmund Eco certification)

PRODUCTION — Letterpress printed by hand on 1965 Korrex Hannover 

PACKAGING — Acid free, pH neutral pergamine sleeve with backing board. Wrapped in tissue paper and packed flat.

 

 Detail of Below the Sea letterpress data map of the Netherlands in magenta and cyan.

The harmonious singular shape of the Kaba ornament can be configured to generate a seemingly infinite combination of patterns.

This print was set by hand with approx. 9,000 individual 10pt Kaba ornaments. These ornaments were designed by Dutch typographer Bram de Does. Only one set exist in the world and can only be used with permission at Letterpress Amsterdam.