AMERICAN TYPES

AMERICAN TYPES  artist's books: 2-volume set, waterless offset lithography and blind emboss on French-folded pages, case-bound, foil-stamped, ed. 500, 1997. Available here.

AMERICAN TYPES

The text is found, as is the font. Also the code numbers and font sizes. In fact, each canvas represents nothing more or less than a detail from a type specimen catalog, The Book of American Typespublished by The American Type Foundry of Elizabeth, NJ in 1941. Since type has no native scale, I made each canvas in two sizes, then applied this logic to the two-volume set of books I made of my project.

AMERICAN TYPES

AMERICAN TYPES  two volume set, waterless offset lithography and blind emboss on French-folded pages, case-bound, foil-stamped, ed. 500, 1997

AMERICAN TYPES

AMERICAN TYPES  (detail) 1997

AMERICAN TYPES

AMERICAN TYPES  project in Portland studio, 1995