New Work – Wood Type Letters

A while ago, I salvaged a random bunch of loose wood type letters from a printing company in Iowa. They were made between 1820 and 1910 and hadn’t seen the light of day since about 1920. I wanted to take a kind of reverse-typography approach by assembling the letters to showcase the craft more than the product. I immediately found the letters themselves to be much more beautiful than whatever they might have printed. You should see them in person.

YS, Mixed media, 12x13

YS, Mixed media, 12×13

7U, Mixed media, 12x13

7U, Mixed media, 12×13

YS, 12×13, wood type assemblage & mixed media   7U, 12×13, wood type assemblage & mixed media


  

 R9 small
   R9, 21×34, wood type assemblage & mixed media

 

 

P1, Mixed media, 12x12

P1, Mixed media, 12×12

5!, Mixed Media, 12x13

5!, Mixed Media, 12×13

P1, 12×12, wood type assemblage & mixed media   5!, 12×13, wood type assemblage & mixed media