December 9, 2020 8:56 pm
Wolfgang Schön works in the old town of Vienna. In the mezzanine he has his “art institute for copperplate printing”. One almost believes to be in another century, when the clatter of hooves of the horse-drawn carriages interrupts the quiet scratching of the graver on the metal. Wolfgang Schön is the last person in Europe who still engraves business cards, invitations, etc. in copper plates and then prints them by hand in small editions. Franz Lehar, Robert Stolz, Herbert von Karajan and Bruno Kreisky were among his customers. The latter even recommended to the parliament that every member of parliament should have his card printed in copperplate, the master proudly tells. On his own card we read: “Copperplate engraving of the most noble design for the culture-conscious circle of people.
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