Cigar Taxonomy Print
“Daddy, What’s a Gordo?”
Have you talked to your kids about cigar sizes? No? Well, consider this a teachable moment. My hand-pulled letterpress print makes a great gift for the cigar geek in your life, bringing clarity to the wide and wonderful world of cigar nomenclature.
Today’s most common cigar shape is the straight-sided, round-headed parejo, but many other shapes are available, from the twisted Culebra to the aptly-named Torpedo. The print also covers wrapper color – there are seven, each of which have their own name.
Contrary what you may have heard, length does matter, at least in cigars. But it's not the only dimension - every cigar size has its own name, based on its length and girth. 12 are shown here.
Cigar Taxonomy is a frameable* 11 x 14 inches (23 x 36 cm), perfect for hanging in your man cave, cigar bar, regular bar, or smoking lounge.
Barrel-Finished and -Framed
This print is available in a bespoke frame manufactured by yours truly from upcycled whiskey and/or wine barrels. Each one is a bit different, and makes for a great conversation starter in your home bar, cooperage, or woodshop. With this option, prints are matted and secured behind an archival, USA-made mat and backerboard and postman-proof UV-resistant acrylic sheet.
Please note that barrel frames cannot be shipped to Australia or New Zealand due to import restrictions on wood products.
Fresh-Pressed in Portland
This open-edition print was printed by hand, with love, on a gluten-powered Vandercook letterpress using soy-based inks.
American-made French Paper
The poster is printed on 100% recycled (30% PCW), chlorine-free French brand paper, made in Niles, Michigan. If you're as big a print geek as you are a cigar geek, you'll want to know that it's 80# Dur-O-Tone in Newsprint Extra White Cover Stock.
Many thanks to Ed Ryan, Ed Lahmann and Kevin Hoyt for their expert input on this print!
* Frame not included.