"DEEP PEACE of the running waves to you
DEEP PEACE of the flowing air to you
DEEP PEACE of the shining stars to you
DEEP PEACE of the quiet earth to you
DEEP PEACE of the gentle night to you
DEEP PEACE of the God of peace to you"
Our roots are showing here at St Brigid Press. From our name to our green-themed color scheme, we don't mind sharing a bit of our Celtic lineage. Which is why we were honored to accept a commission for notecards featuring this ancient Irish blessing. From occasions of joy to expressions of sorrow, the gift of peace is always welcome.
Letterpress printed on our 100-year-old foot-treadled presses, these "Deep Peace" cards are made of thick, 100% cotton Holyoke Paper. The typeface is the beautiful "American Uncial," which was first designed in 1943 by Victor Hammer, and is resonant of millennia-old scripts. We hand-set each metal letter and space, and added lovely penline flourishes from the Dale Guild Type Foundry for ornament. Inks are oil-based and color-fast.
These "Deep Peace" cards are now available in our online STORE, as well as at Stone Soup Books and Cafe in Waynesboro, Virginia, in singles or packs-of-three (all with matching envelopes).
For whatever occasion, these notecards offer the beauty and peace of their heritage, along with the care and craft of their creation.
With thanks, and all best from the Press,
St Brigid Press
PS: Listen to Emily Hancock tell NPR's Martha Woodroof how St Brigid Press got its name: (48-second interview)