In Honor of Eat Drink Local Week, The WNYBAC printshop unveils 3 new prints that celebrate local food.
The newest poster (that the ink is still drying on) is one in commemoration of the most prominent and celebrated of the local food truck revolution in Buffalo: Loyd Taco Truck. This print is an unofficial addition to our celebrated Buffalo Architecture print series. An edition of 100 signed and numbered 11″ x 17″ prints were done in 3 colors on Lloyd green cover stock using vintage wood type blocks from the WNYBAC collection. This print was done also as a fundraising method where WNYBAC helped the Lloyd Kickstarter campaign obtain their second truck. Get one for only $20 at the WNYBAC shop (only steps away from the usual Friday afternoon lunch stop for Lloyd at Main and Mohawk.
Another celebration of Local Food is in our Urban Gardening print. Buffalo has been lauded as one of the pioneer cities in the urban agriculture movement. This print features a vintage printing block originally used for the Fredonia card seed company as well as vintage wood type lettering. Printed in two colors on 12″ x 26″ flecked cover stock in an edition of 90 (numbered and initialed).
Last in the Local Food Trilogy is a re-rendering of a poster for the US Agriculture dept from 1917, the original version was designed by Fred G Cooper. This new 2012 version used vintage type, ornaments, and printing blocks from the collection of the WNY Book Arts Center. The main font used is Cooper Black, designed by Osward Cooper, not Fred Cooper (who designed the original poster). While the original poster’s intention likely had more to do with scarcity than health, the principles stated resonate today for foodies everywhere.
16 x 20″ 2 color letterpress poster is also hand set and hand printed. This and many other prints from WNYBAC and Mohawk Press are available on the WNYBAC Etsy shop or directly at our gallery shop at 468 Washington St in downtown Buffalo. All purchases help fund our organization and you get limited edition prints at a very reasonable price. Win-win.