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Limited edition art book of experimental typography & printmaking techniques by 21 emerging international letterpress artists & studios
Limited edition art book of experimental typography & printmaking techniques by 21 emerging international letterpress artists & studios
225 backers pledged $18,062 to help bring this project to life.

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Limited edition, hand-bound book with original letterpress wrap-around cover about the Vista Sans Wood Type Project: a collaborative project involving 21 innovative letterpress artists, designers and studios from all over the world.

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About the Project:

In 2012, Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford created letterpress wood type from the typeface Vista Sans™ (designed by Xavier Dupré for Emigre) with a home-made CNC router.

wood type of the letter "o"
wood type of the letter "o"

We sent 5 wood type letters (spelling "touch") with paper, to twenty letterpress artists and studios around the world to see what they would do with it.

wood type and paper in box for shipping
wood type and paper in box for shipping

What we got back is AMAZING and we now want to make a book to show their innovative processes and final prints, and share their own words about it.

Artists involved in the project: Megan Adie, (Copenhagen), Katie Baldwin, (NY), Baltimore Print Studios / Kyle Van Horn & Kim Bentley, (Baltimore, MD), Inge Bruggeman, (Portland, OR), Macy Chadwick, (Oakland, CA), Angela Driscoll & Yuka Petz, (New Orleans, LA), Firecracker Press, (St. Louis, MO), Rose Gridneff & Alex Cooper, (London, UK), Rick Griffith, (Denver, CO), Bethany Heck, (South Carolina), Dafi Kühne, (Switzerland), Peter Kruty & Sayre Gaydos, (Brooklyn, NY), Josephine McCormick, (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Robin McDowell, (New Hampshire), April Sheridan & Daniel Mellis, (Chicago, IL), Nick Sherman, (Brooklyn, NY), David Shields, (Richmond, VA), Studio on Fire / Ben Levitz & Sam Michaels, (Minneapolis, MN), Tricia Treacy & Ashley John Pigford, (Philadelphia, PA), David Wolske, (Salt Lake City, UT), Karen Zimmermann, (Tuscon, AZ).

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About the book:

This book will include:
• High quality reproductions of all prints.
• One chapter per participating artist/studio with images and text about their process and techniques.
• Essays by:

• Original letterpress printed wrap-around cover
• Exposed, hand-sewn binding
• Listing of all those who made a pledge toward this kickstarter

A rough mock-up of the book cover and binding
A rough mock-up of the book cover and binding

Book Release:
We have been invited to officially release this book at TYPO Berlin in May, 2013.

Additional Support:
Legion Paper of New York has generously agreed to donated some of the paper for the book and we are currently working on securing other material donations and discounts.

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Letterpress-printed Postcard ($15 Pledge)
Letterpress-printed Postcard ($15 Pledge)
Limited Edition Letterpress Promotional Posters ($25 Pledge, 10 available)
Limited Edition Letterpress Promotional Posters ($25 Pledge, 10 available)
Limited Edition Letterpress Broadsides: Kyle Van Horn & Kim Bentley (top left), Katie Baldwin (bottom left), Tricia Treacy & Ashley Pigford (top right), David Wolske (bottom right), ($35 Pledge, 30 available of each)
Limited Edition Letterpress Broadsides: Kyle Van Horn & Kim Bentley (top left), Katie Baldwin (bottom left), Tricia Treacy & Ashley Pigford (top right), David Wolske (bottom right), ($35 Pledge, 30 available of each)
Original, signed print by Studio on Fire ($100 Pledge, 14 available)
Original, signed print by Studio on Fire ($100 Pledge, 14 available)
Original, signed prints by Robyn McDowell, set of 5 prints ($100 Pledge, 7 available)
Original, signed prints by Robyn McDowell, set of 5 prints ($100 Pledge, 7 available)
Original, signed prints by April Sheridan and Daniel Mellis, set of 2 prints ($100 Pledge, 4 available)
Original, signed prints by April Sheridan and Daniel Mellis, set of 2 prints ($100 Pledge, 4 available)
Original, signed print by Macy Chadwick, set of 5 prints ($100 Pledge, 3 available)
Original, signed print by Macy Chadwick, set of 5 prints ($100 Pledge, 3 available)
Original, signed print by Bethany Heck ($100 Pledge, 22 available)
Original, signed print by Bethany Heck ($100 Pledge, 22 available)
Original, signed print by Angela Driscoll and Yuka Petz ($100 Pledge, 2 available)
Original, signed print by Angela Driscoll and Yuka Petz ($100 Pledge, 2 available)
Original, signed print by Inge Bruggmann ($100 Pledge, 3 available)
Original, signed print by Inge Bruggmann ($100 Pledge, 3 available)
Original, signed print by Kyle Van Horn and Kim Bentley of Baltimore Print Studios ($100 Pledge, 4 available)
Original, signed print by Kyle Van Horn and Kim Bentley of Baltimore Print Studios ($100 Pledge, 4 available)
Original, signed print by Katie Baldwin ($100 Pledge, 5 available)
Original, signed print by Katie Baldwin ($100 Pledge, 5 available)
Original signed vswtp print by Karen Zimmermann, set of 5 prints ($100 Pledge, 4 available)
Original signed vswtp print by Karen Zimmermann, set of 5 prints ($100 Pledge, 4 available)
Original signed vswtp print by Nick Sherman ($100 Pledge, 10 available)
Original signed vswtp print by Nick Sherman ($100 Pledge, 10 available)
Original, signed print by Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford  ($100 Pledge, 2 available)
Original, signed print by Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford ($100 Pledge, 2 available)
Original, signed print by David Wolske ($100 Pledge, 4 available)
Original, signed print by David Wolske ($100 Pledge, 4 available)
Original, signed print by David Shields ($100 Pledge, 7 available)
Original, signed print by David Shields ($100 Pledge, 7 available)
Original, signed print by Firecracker Press ($100 Pledge, 9 available)
Original, signed print by Firecracker Press ($100 Pledge, 9 available)
Original, signed print by Peter Kruty and Sayre Gaydos ($100 Pledge, 9 available)
Original, signed print by Peter Kruty and Sayre Gaydos ($100 Pledge, 9 available)
Original, signed print by Josephine McCormick ($100 Pledge, 5 available)
Original, signed print by Josephine McCormick ($100 Pledge, 5 available)
Original, signed print by Megan Adie ($100 Pledge, 4 available)
Original, signed print by Megan Adie ($100 Pledge, 4 available)
Handmade portfolio of ALL 35 prints by each vswtp artist ($1500 pledge, 2 available)
Handmade portfolio of ALL 35 prints by each vswtp artist ($1500 pledge, 2 available)
Original, signed print by Dafi Kuhne ($100 pledge, 2 available)
Original, signed print by Dafi Kuhne ($100 pledge, 2 available)

Risks and challenges

We have an ambitious plan to design, produce, distribute and release this self-published book in May, 2013. The obstacles that may arise are based on other people involved. For example: if a commissioned writer is late in delivering their essay, or if a participant is unavailable for an interview for an extended period of time.

This said, we have a lot of experience in managing and completing projects of this scope and we feel confident that we can make it happen in the time frame we are proposing.

We have already committed 18 months of time (and money) making the VSWTP successful, and we feel it is important that this project culminate in a book that will enable the work and innovative printmaking processes of the artists to reach many more hands than those that have attended exhibitions. We are aware that this project will take a considerable amount of our personal time and we are sincerely dedicated to its success.

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