Get Excited and Change Things: Letterpress inspirational message

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18 Responses to “Get Excited and Change Things: Letterpress inspirational message”

  1. Stefan Jones says:

    ENERGY
    CUT TAXES
    LIFT AMERICANS SPIRITS

  2. captaincrossbones says:

    Be fruitful and multiply?

  3. kitch says:

    I love the irony. Pushing change with five-hundred-year-old technology.

    • Anonymous says:

      Amos Kennedy, the bad ass printer in Gordo, Alabama, would point out that the printed word is the only real interactive media left. You let tv and the internet happen to you, but you have to interact physically with the printed word. 500 year old tech is nothing to sneeze at.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The labels on those type cases (and the ‘Brighton, England’) make me think this is where I take evening classes. Will try to find out during this week’s lesson.

  5. Felix Mitchell says:

    This is admitedly nicer than the version that came into my head after seeing idiots wearing the original:

    “Shut up and fuck off”

    Who are Flowers & Fleurons? link please. and you spelt their name wrong, needs an S.

  6. Anonymous says:

    “Get all excited and go to a yawning festival.”

    –Steve Martin

  7. semiotix says:

    The problem is, I’d do anything a sign set in ITC Johnston told me to do, including

    TACKLE THAT
    PHOTOGRAPHER

    and

    COMMENCE SEXUAL
    RELATIONS WITH
    MARMOSETS.

  8. Simon Meek says:

    Can’t find this lot anywhere, and I’d love to have a number for them since I’m in Brighton, England! Any chance of a link?

  9. Anonymous says:

    If you like this you should check out renegade letterpress printer Amos Kennedy in Alabama. Amos Kennedy had some oddly similar signs printed which read “Proceed and Be Bold” (which is also the name of an excellent documentary about him. You can see the poster image here http://kennedyprints.com/images7/proceed.jpg) Check out his work at http://kennedyprints.com and the documentary is at http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/proceed-and-be-bold-a-documentary-3780/

    IF you want something printed by him, his instructions are “Printing is what we do. You send the text and a check, and go home and pray. We do not know what will happen until we are at the press. The design of your poster is determined in real time. Sometimes we produce beautiful posters and at other times we produce BEAUTIFUL posters.”

  10. Dewi Morgan says:

    Interesting how the phrase
    KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
    can have, as its opposite, both:
    BE EXCITED AND CHANGE THINGS
    and:
    PANIC AND GIVE UP

    • Moriarty says:

      I actually think only “PANIC AND GIVE UP” is an opposite to the spirit of the original. Staying rational, cheerful, and determined is not the opposite of “changing things,” just the opposite of changing things out of fear (or, perhaps, “excitement”).

  11. 13strong says:

    The poster is available for £20.00 from their Folksy website:

    http://www.folksy.com/items/272609-get-excited-and-change-things-poster?shop=yes

    Could maybe put the link in the main article?

  12. MrJM says:

    It’s worth heading over to the flickr comment thread and geting a load of the artist’s… uh… “unique” view of copyright law.

  13. Anonymous says:

    The geek in me thinks that if we’re going to update the original, we should also change it to a queen’s crown instead of a king’s crown.

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