Parallels is the first collaboration between the National Print Museum and Maser. A vividly contemporary print work, rooted in history and traditional craft, it calls up a vision of Ireland where freedom and opportunity are the rights of all.
You can now personalise this vividly contemporary work for a truly unique Christmas gift. Your personalisation will be handset and pulled by master printer Mary Plunkett, using your choice of text – within a maximum of 20 characters.
Carla Marrinan Funder, Director of the National Print Museum, said, “Maser has chosen an excerpt from the 1916 Proclamation that is still relevant today – and which we hope will resonate with people from all walks of life. Its message – “…now seize that moment” is particularly poignant at this time of great uncertainty and where hope has never been needed more.”
Now, more than ever, we need to celebrate those milestone moments. Did a friend or loved one ‘Seize that moment’ in 2021? Maybe they got the keys to their first house, moved to a new country, started a new job or business, passed their exams or welcomed a new arrival? Now you can add your unique letterpress addition to mark that moment, and celebrate their commitment to moving forward.
How to personalise
When you check out, we will send you an email to arrange your personalised text. The maximum available text is 20 characters, to include any spaces or special characters. Each character will be laid out in original print block.
The last date for Christmas orders (nationally) is 14th December 2021. Personalisation and artist’s signing will take place from 15th to 17th, and they will then be ready for postage or collection (hot off the press!).
Free shipping before Christmas!
About this work
Invited to collaborate with the Museum for their 25th year, Maser chose as his starting point, the 1916 Proclamation and the craft of letterpress printing, both central aspects of the Museum’s history. The single most important printed document in modern Irish history, the Proclamation was, and remains, a remarkable text in its aspiration, idealisation and courage. Going back to the document today still provides a strong message of ambition and hope for the people of Ireland.
A special edition of 30 personalised prints by Maser with handset type.
Printed letterpress on the Museum’s Vandercook on Somerset Satin fine art paper, 380mm x 500mm.