Tempus Fugit


Last week while going through some boxes in the garage, I came across a copy of this 6.25 x 9.5 inch broadside. The compact four-color composition utilizes multiple sizes and widths of Gothic wood type, plus brass braces, Monotype Centaur (the Latin phrase), and Trump Gravur (the attribution). The paper is French Frostone (RIP). All of the type belongs to the excellent letterpress shop at Indiana University. I designed and printed this in 2005 as a contribution to the eleventh deluxe edition of Parenthesis, the journal of the Fine Press Book Association.

It’s always interesting to evaluate past work. Years after the production of this piece, I can recall conversations, events, and inspirations that surrounded the making it. But for the life of me, I cannot remember printing this edition.