Beaufort has gained a new distinction by being one of a handful of cities across the country for which a new southern-oriented print company, Old Try, has created a limited edition letterpress poster. They are being sold exclusively through Historic Beaufort Foundation and are available at the Verdier House at 801 Bay St., by phone at 843-379-6335 and online at www.historicbeaufort.org.
Old Try’s work has been featured in the magazines Garden and Gun and Southern Living. The poster designed specifically for Beaufort features a hand pressed silhouette of South Carolina, the words Beaufort So. Car. in an antique font and the number 1711 for the year of Beaufort’s founding. It is printed on 100% cotton 110lb Lettra letterpress paper and is 13” x 20” unframed. Only 100 prints are available for sale.
They are priced at $40 unframed, and in a joint venture with Indigo Gallery on Bay Street, they can be purchased framed for $95 without matting and for $120 with matting. Shipping costs are an additional $8. All proceeds support Historic Beaufort Foundation.