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Broadside for Parenthesis 29

Contributed by Nick Sherman on Apr 19th, 2015. Artwork published in
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    Designer and printer Russell Maret explains his letterpress broadside for the deluxe edition of Parenthesis 29, the Fine Press Book Association’s semi-annual journal:

    The print gave me the opportunity to finally work with the fonts of Aleksandra Samulenkova’s Pilot typeface that I have been hoarding for the last couple of years. Pilot won the titling face category in the FPBA’s 2013 Student Type Design Competition and, as part of the prize, the face was engraved and cast as a new metal typeface by Ed Rayher at Swamp Press & Typefoundry.

    The text on the poster is a Stanley Morison quote, from his book Four Centuries of Fine Printing.

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    1 Comment on “Broadside for Parenthesis 29

    1. Apr 22nd, 2015  3:41 am

      Pilot is so sick. Looks a bit odd with no kerning, and I’m sure some design decisions would have been different if this was a known constraint from the beginning, but still… Pilot is so sick.

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