A project conceived from the computer cross-stitch research and two questions:How can we make new reusable resources for letterpress?And: how can your completed project be an invitation for others to work?
This wood font consists of two different basic sorts: a type-high (printing) unit and a furniture-high (non-printing) unit. These two types of blocks may be locked up in the bed of the press in any imaginable gridded composition to form either words or images.
Made while a visiting artist at Small Craft Advisory Press at Florida State University in January 2010, where this font permanently resides, available for use by faculty, students, and guests. Special thanks to Denise Bookwalter, Bridget Elmer, Dan Hall, and Laurie Godfrey for their generous assistance.
The first printed piece made from the font, also recorded as a stop-motion animation, is a one-page book which serves as an invitation to use the system. Now available! The one-page printed book and an accompanying, narrative process book.