The new prints I’ve been hinting about are now here. Earth Moon Sun is the braided pathway the Earth and the Moon make around the Sun in the course of a year; The Crust & The Kármán Line is a graphic depiction of the very narrow space we think of as Planet Earth. Both Earth
Another project from years past has been bumping around in my head… maybe it would be interesting to work with my cell tower imagery in letterpress form. Hmmmm.
Been thinking on shipping containers lately… I think I might do a series on letterpress that uses multiple small container blocks to create all sorts of crazy patterns. Might be a while before I can order the plates, but I’m thinking about it. : )
A silly shot of me with my Emily Dickinson Museum short with the Emily Dickinson form I typeset for the Emily Dickinson broadside.
A friend is leaving her library job with rare books to head up another collection of rare books. A good move, but still needs a commemoration. Thus, some Emily Dickinson. Printed at the Bow & Arrow Press.
Completed a new series of mathematically conceptual prints. Called “Proportional Irrational” they display a good number of digits from your favorite three irrational numbers, printed on paper that is proportioned to those numbers. The phi print is, of course, printed on a Golden Rectangle, but the e and pi prints could be said to be
Got a new print done at the Bow & Arrow Press. This one is called Path of the MER-A Rover “Spirit” and represents the 6-year lifetime of the Spirit rover on Mars as it skirted craters and made its way to the Columbia Hills. The craters on the plains are printed in PANTONE warm Red
The end of another semester, one started out with a rash of missed classes because of crazy winter weather, but slowly managed to unfold into a pretty successful time, if stressful. So to celebrate the end, and to enjoy a nice clean press room thanks to my Extension School students, I ran a couple of
Here’s a quick cellphone shot of my new letterpress piece, “The Sounds of English”: The gray line in the middle represents all of the sounds used in the English language as coded through the International Phonetic Alphabet. The top and bottom lines, the title of the piece in the IPA and in English orthography, are
Another fun thing that happened in January, we had a Friday seminar at the Bow & Arrow Press for Open Letters, a publication of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. Ten students and the instructors came out and we put together some lovely prints using lead, linoleum and photopolymer.