City Traffic

The print City Traffic shows a city skyline and rows of traffic. The entire composition is printed with handset metal type. The city buildings feature a variety of patterns and textures highlighting some of the best ornamental type at Pinwheel Press. The rows of traffic feature cars and trucks made out of geometric shapes with whimsical details. Lots of little details in this print make me smile.

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Train Type

As part of my week-long class with Starshaped Press at the Wells Summer Institute, we worked on an assignment to create an architectural print out of type ornaments.  The architecture could be based on something real or imagined.  As a long time admirer of Starshaped Press' metal and wood type cityscapes I decided I would try my hand at one.  But to mix it up I would also include something else and I settled on a train.

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Cary Graphic Arts Collection

I recently had the chance to spend the day visiting the Cary Graphic Arts Collection housed at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Located in the western New York city of Rochester, the Cary Graphics Arts Collection is one of the country's finest special collections libraries focusing on graphic arts. With over 40,000 volumes and an impressive collection of personal papers, I had a hard time fitting everything I wanted to see in one day.

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Egyptian Border

The Wells College Book Arts Center has a pretty amazing collection of type. As a student in their Wells Summer Institute program it was a real joy to see and work with such rare type. One of the jewels in their collection is a complete Egyptian Border designed by Herman Ihlenburg for MacKellar, Smiths, & Jordan, circa 1881. This style of border was short lived, only produced for about a decade, making it very rare today.

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