The Classic Concert Series #4 – Bob Dylan
It’s time to reveal the fourth in our series of handmade limited edition letterpress prints celebrating classic live performances.
On Monday 8 December 1975, the first leg of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue came to a close with the Night of the Hurricane concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. This was a benefit night for Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the subject of Bob Dylan’s song “Hurricane” written with Jacques Levy, which had been released as a single the previous month.
This limited edition letterpress print celebrates that concert and features the twenty-two songs performed by Bob Dylan that evening. For this print we chose a green Colorplan paper by G. F. Smith – a reference to a background colour on a contemporary button/pin badge featuring Rubin Carter. The two typographic rules appearing at the top and bottom of the print are based on guitar straps used by Bob Dylan on the Rolling Thunder tour. The limited edition print uses a mix of fonts including the Slab Serif and decorative Americana typefaces associated with Dylan and the time; plus simple bold Grotesque faces used on boxing posters.
Each print is made by hand on a vintage letterpress using movable type — as ‘analogue’ as it gets. Each one is individually numbered and made on paper measuring 40 x 64 cm / 15.75 x 25 inches.
Prints are in stock and shipping now.
Here’s the good bit.
For a limited time, we are offering this new print at a discounted introductory price, and giving you an opportunity to pick up other prints in the series that you might have missed out on for that same price. You can read about the other prints in the series here, and see them below.
Fill your boots.