Title: Seattle [No. 1]
Artist: Amy Redmond
Size: 8 x 10 inches
This abstract image is composed of metal and wood types, set by hand one character at a time. Each printed layer is designed in the moment, a reaction to the one before it, all while the ink is still wet on press.
The type characters used in this print spell the word “Seattle,” a city in Washington state. The order in which the letters were printed are: A T T L E E S
Designed & letterpress printed by Amy Redmond on French paper in an edition of 5, using a Colt’s Armory platen press.
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.