Studio Work

Broken Type

Concept, design and letterpress printing.
Broken type is a self-directed project that engages with the exploration of the artistic potential of letterpress. The work focuses on the physical involvement with the process and emphasizes its imperfections. Blocks of type are deliberately printed either softly enough to show the texture of the character, or so forcefully that the paper is physically debossed.
Letterforms have been abstracted by way of making multiple passes through the press, where only a portion of type is printed in a single pass. Drawing inspiration from visual poetry, a series of prints explore the ways in which typographic arrangements add or alter the meaning of words.