Title: One Percent (2011)

Artist: Amy Redmond

Designed and letterpress printed from handset metal type with vintage ad cuts, using a Colt’s Armory platen press. The text was written by Amy Redmond.

The background pattern was created in response to a playful typographer’s dare to use the typeface Flash — a challenge whose ante was upped by the use of 8 point Hobo for the body text.

This print was originally created for the Yea Big! Tiny Print Show, curated & coordinated by Stumptown Printers in Portland, Oregon.

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.

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November 8, 2011