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2 Improvisational Prints

May 18, 2010 — 5:51 pm

For my thesis, Looking for Answers, I decided to print a set of ten letterpress prints. While doing this, I set the guidelines for making each print of the set as the following: three layers/letterforms, a nearly monochromatic color scheme, and anĀ almost completely covered composition.

Using large wood type that was on loan to Indiana University from the Hamilton Wood Type Museum, I quickly realized that I wasn’t needing much make-ready. The type was in surprisingly great shape all around. In the back of my mind, I knew I’d end up with some pretty interesting color combinations and letterform compositions had I needed make-ready for every print. I wasn’t willing to miss out on this so I decided to cut down enough paper to have 60 sheets to play with layering different elements from different prints.

Once the standard run of prints for my thesis was completed, I would look around and pick different improvisational prints on which I’d add another layer. The above image is just one of the 60 prints. Though some are similar, all prints are unique in colors, letterforms, and compositions. I’ll be sharing more of these prints in the near future.

Prints are available for sale. Contact me if interested.


Danielle | May 19, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

You were supposed to give me a couple for my living room walls.

Natalie | June 4, 2010 @ 11:52 pm

I would be very interested in a print – something with blues and greens mostly. Would love to see what you have!

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