Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford have revamped and relaunched their Kickstarter project to fund touch: the vista sans wood type project book. This time around the rewards for pledging include limited edition prints made especially for this campaign. My contribution (see above) will continue my exploration of the isotype printing technique I used for my first Vista Sans Wood Type Project print, (un)touch(ed).
The Vista Sans Wood Type Project Book needs our help. In addition to being an amazing, multidisciplinary collaboration between many talented artists, the project highlights strategies for creating and experimenting with moveable wood type. In fact, Ashley, Tricia, and the project participants offer a glimpse at the future of wood type.
Making type and printing books are expensive endeavors, but also worthwhile. As further incentive to support The Vista Sans Wood Type Project Book, I am offering 5 free copies of my “Time Flies” print. This 6 x 9.5 inch broadside was letterpress printed using vintage, handset wood and metal type on French Frostone (RIP). To win a free copy (I’m even paying the postage!), be one of the first five to:
1) Tweet your support of the project with the hashtag #VSWTPbook
(un)touch(ed) by David Wolske, for the Vista Sans Wood Type Project
In a post titled From Pixels to Splinters: Digital Type into Wood, on Imprint, Steven Heller spoke with Ashley John Pigford and Tricia Treacy, the founders of the Vista Sans Wood Type Project, about the project’s outcome and printmakers’ and graphic designers’ continued interest in wood type.
Check out my post at the Vista Sans Wood Type Project to see how I got from the doodles above to the print below, and along the way developed a technique (isotype printing) for safely and effectively editioning masked wood type.
3 color letterpress
17.25 × 24 inches
Ashley John Pigford and Tricia Treacy invited me to participate in a “collaborative exploration of the interplay between venerable/archaic and experimental/modern technology in the effort to produce a hybrid form of typographic design where the production process is ingrained in the product.” Check out the Vista Sans Wood Type Project.