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Isee by Ndukwe Onuoha ~ A Letterpress Print


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~ Isee ~

by Ndukwe Onuoha

A Letterpress Print

Isee, by Ndukwe Onuoha, is a limited edition letterpress print and is an exciting new collaboration with Nigerian spoken word poet Ndukwe Onuoha and includes a link to a recording of the poem performed to music.


Isee by Ndukwe Onuoha

As we gradually get back to the steady rhythm of life before COVID put our communities on pause, this poem serves as an everyday prayer to help us connect not just the divine within us, but the humanity in each other.

“Isee” is an Igbo word that, roughly translated, means “amen”.

Prominent in the illustration that accompanies this poem are Nsibidi symbols – a now mostly-forgotten system of writing indigenous to some communities in the South-East and South-South regions of present-day Nigeria.  These symbols represent ideas rather than words, so are easy to understand despite one’s native language.  This is a nod to the fact that once you remove all the artificial boundaries, we are one humanity.

I hope you enjoy this poem and that the message therein becomes a part of your daily philosophy.




The print has been hand printed in black ink on acid free cotton paper, Fabriano Rosaspina, using metal type with blind embossing and a hand carved lino print. Each print is individually signed and numbered.


Limited Edition

This original letterpress edition is limited to 50 COPIES ONLY. Demand is already high so please order promptly to guarantee your copy and to avoid disappointment! Prints are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis and won’t be reprinted once they have gone.


You can read more about the progress of the print here. 

Product Information

  • Printed on: Fabriano Rosaspina 220gsm, deckle edge (acid free, 60% cotton paper)
  • Dimensions: 250mm x 350mm (10 x 14″)
  • Font: Dellarobbia, 12pt
  • Presses: Cropper Carlton proofing press, Squintani Model no. 6 treadle press, Harrild & Sons treadle press
  • Individually signed and numbered
  • This print is sold unframed.



To frame your print, please purchase this listing and then select a framing option; a selection are available to choose from here (UK only).



The print is despatched securely within a board envelope to protect it in transit and sent within 2-4 business days of the order after the release date.

UK shipping: by Royal Mail Special Delivery to arrive before 1pm. Requires signature on delivery.

Overseas shipping: by Royal Mail International Tracked.


[NOTE] Each print is individually printed on our vintage presses so please remember that minor variations will occur. This is the beauty of hand printing! 


Every purchase you make helps to support The Smallprint Company and associated creatives, so thanks for shopping with us!


About The Smallprint Co.

Hannah and Chris have brought their passion for print to the high street with their boutique studio close to the centre of Derby and its famous Cathedral Quarter. The team prints letterpress commissions for private clients and small businesses, facilitates workshops both on and off site, and produces a range of popular greetings cards and stationery for retail. A gallery is situated to the front of the studio which showcases work by both printmakers and their workshop attendees. They welcome volunteers to the studio to help with cataloguing their expanding collection of type too, so get in touch if you fancy getting your hands inky!

Additional information

Weight 199 g
Dimensions 35 × 25 mm


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