Once upon a time


We often note that one of the reasons we opened this place is because after we stepped down as president of the Society of Printers we missed doing things for people but not with people. This poster is a graphic depiction of that sentiment (with some good copy to help). Designed by Hermann Zapf and illustrated by Eberhard G. Rensch, there were other versions of this poster issued by Stempel. (Here’s one.) A total charmer, this one would look good in your child’s room, giving them an early lesson in the fact that sometimes it’s good to keep quiet and let professionals do what they are trained to do.

  • Author: Rudolf Schmidt-Mannheim
  • Size: 19.75 × 27.5 inches
  • Pages: 1 sheet
  • Medium: Letterpress in 3 colors on mouldmade paper
  • Binding: NA
  • Condition: Perfect—but it’s been rolled forever
  • Publisher: Stempel, 1954