Year: 2019

Artist: Amy Redmond

Size: 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.375 inches

Using the letters that spell the word “Congratulations”, this accordion-fold book examines the story type tells when it’s treated as imagery.

Each book was created from one single sheet, with each printed layer of type designed in reaction to the previous — an exercise in spontaneity and the catharsis of being fully present in the moment. The sheet was then trimmed into 3 parts and re-composed to convey the story arc of a crescendo building intoan explosive emotion that fills the page.

Letterpress printed on a Colt’s Armory platen press and hand-bound in an edition of 5.

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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October 31, 2019