Artist: Amy Redmond
Size: 8 x 10 inches
This editioned print is a departure from the controlled, planned methodical manner in which I typically work, and came about from a challenge posed by a fellow artist to create an edition in 90 minutes or less.
After several unsuccessful sketches for ideas and under the pressure of time, I ditched the sketchbook, grabbed the largest wood type I had, and inked up the press. With the clock running, the print spontaneously came to life as each pass came off the press — an exercise in the catharsis of being fully present in the moment. The result is a visual conversation between the artist and her tools, and inspired another iterative series of prints.
This print is composed of metal and wood types, set by hand one character at a time, and overprinted in several layers. The type characters used are: I H 7 ! J T
Designed & letterpress printed Amy Redmond in an edition of 50, using a Colt’s Armory platen press.
Amada Press is the private letterpress studio of Seattle visual artist & 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 the School of Visual Concepts. Her professional design work can be viewed on AmyRedmond.com.