Vista Sans Wood Type Project
Inspired by their interest in the intersection of old and new media, Treacy and Pigford used a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) router to create traditional wood type of the digital typeface Vista Sans, designed by Xavier Dupré for Emigré. Five letters, t-o-u-c-h, were sent to the various participants, along with a set of paper. These basic elements and the medium of letterpress printing are the shared factors among the prints. The resulting portfolio shows the wide variety of work being produced by letterpress in the contemporary book arts world. The exhibition features the prints in the Vista Sans Wood Type Project portfolio, and one set of the actual wood type.
Image by Daniel Mellis and April Sheridan.