Fathoming explores the origins of nautical terms, many familiar such as “anchors aweigh” and others that have evolved into new usage, like “bitter end.” Bound in an adaptation of Hedi Kyle’s flag book structure, vintage tobacco cards depicting vessels sail across the book’s interior while the back displays 1945 Japanese maritime maps. The front and back covers incorporate portholes which reveal prints of nautical terms and imagery. Fathoming was letterpress printed with handset Latin Condensed and Bernhard Gothic. The edition includes a varied copy for each of the seven seas
2.75 x 6.5 x .75” closed, 10 x 6.5” open
enclosed in a clamshell box
I See the Moon
The song "I See the Moon" has many variations, but this one credited to Meredith Willson, is what I heard while falling asleep at my grandparent's house on the record player. The moon (or record) shape is surrounded by hundreds of vintage ornaments. Composed tightly, and not in a linear fashion, they conjure the night sky and a dreamscape where moonlit magic is possible.
11 x 14” print, edition of 31 printed on handmade Arch Paper
Architect and urban designer Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846-1912) directed the construction of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, known as the White City. His 1909 master plan for Chicago focused on the stunning lakefront and put every resident within walking distance of a park. His words, letterpress printed with handset type on an expanding origami form diagrams the print: "Make big plans; aim high in hope & work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence."
3 x 3" square folded print. Letterpress printed with handset type on bright, durable red paper using silver ink and vintage printer's ornaments. The hand-scored and folded print expands to 6 inches square.
15, unnumbered edition