Title: Congratulations (No.1)
Artist: Amy Redmond
Size: 8 x 8
“Congratulations” is an exploration of the emotion type expresses when treated as imagery. Each layer of type was composed and printed in reaction to the previous — an exercise in spontaneity and the catharsis of being fully present in the moment.
Letterpress printed on a Colt’s Armory platen press using wood, metal, & photopolymer type.
Makeready sheets from this series were also made into an artist book, titled Congratulations.
Amada Press is the private letterpress studio of Seattle visual artist and designer Amy Redmond. The main focus of her work is on handset typography using metal and wood type. Amy offers letterpress classes for beginning and advanced students through Partners in Print and teaches typography at the School of Visual Concepts. Her professional design work can be viewed on AmyRedmond.com.