Smackdown III: A Classic Fight Poster

Virginia Arts of the Book Center

As part of the  Virginia Folklife Apprentice Program, master printer Garrett Queen and his apprentice Lana Lambert designed and hand-printed this classic fight poster for the oyster shucking competition that took place at the Richmond Folk Festival earlier this month.

Utilizing solid tone blocks, wood and lead type and photopolymer plates the poster was printed on VABC’s Universal One in a limited edition of 100.

View a slide show on the printing of the poster and get more information about this collaboration between the Virginia Folklife Program and the VABC.