Square-shaped wood and cast lead printing block. The print image on the block is a circular emblem with decorative Greek pattern around the outside edge. Within the circle is an image of a figure hunched over preparing to throw a discus.
Donated by John Damianos. The printing block was used in a linotype printing machine. Linotype presses allowed for the casting of entire lines to be printed at a time. Linotype printing was eventually succeeded by lithograph printing and computer typesetting during the 1960's and 1970's. This printing block was used by the Chicago-based, Greek Art Printing Company. This print image was used on advertisement flyers for Hellas Imports. Hellas Imports was a Greek goods and food market that was located at 332 East Lake Street in Chicago. The image is also used for an advertisement for International Electronics, of Chicago and Athens. The advertisement is on the back of a program from the Hellenic Lain Theatre. The image is also used in multiple sponsor advertisements in the programs for the 1967, 1969, and 1971 N.H.I.B.T.
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Block, Printing, 1967 – 1971, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9882. Accessed 07/24/21.