Letterpress Broadside: “How Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog”


A beautifully formatted, hand-printed, autographed letterpress edition of Taylor’s most popular love poem, which has been read at hundreds of weddings (and mentioned in The New York Times) since its composition in 1998 (for a wedding!). Recently reformatted on thick rag paper so the indentation of the letterpress is satisfyingly tangible, the print is nine inches by twelve and easily drops into a standard frame (with perhaps a little bit of trimming).

If you are buying this broadside to give as a wedding gift or to perform at the ceremony, use the comment box below to let Taylor know the names of the couple (as well as any dogs they might have) and the date of the wedding; he will personalize the inscription and pre-date (or post-date for anniversaries) his autograph. If you would like, Taylor sometimes crosses out the words “New York” at the end of the second line and changes it to wherever the location of the wedding or the hometown of the couple in his neatest “teacher writing.” The end result with the “corrected” city name has been described as “adorably awkward.” If there’s something else you’d like Taylor to include in his inscription, make a note of it below. If you are buying multiple copies, to whom should the others be inscribed?

These poems are not printed “on demand.” They are the gorgeous handiworks of an artisan letterpress operator at Print Icon in New York City that Taylor calls his “go to old fashioned printer.” Requests to “replace the typeface” or “add a stanza” will be secretly met with sighs and face-plants.

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