Black Moustache Letterpress / 49 posters / 44cm x 72cm / Jan. 2012
Vista Sans Wood Type Project
49 letterpress posters for my participation with the ‹Vista Sans Wood Type Project›. All participants got 5 CNC cut letters (t-o-u-c-h) from the Vista Sans typeface in wood. Each letter was from a different sort of wood and we were asked to design and print a poster for that Vista Sans typeface.
I wanted to make a connection between the process of producing/cutting new type and my poster. So I thought about words I could use on that poster that would fit this topic. Which words are possible with using just the letters «t o u c h». Since it was only a short run of posters, I could also use some letters twice or more times. Or I could also flip them around to make a «n» with the «u» or even a «y» with the «h».
So I thought about short words like: hot, you, not, cut, toy, cnc...
I got stuck with the words «hot» and «cut». This is something only type-nerds would say to each others: «Hey, did you see that very hot cut of that Vista Sans?» or «These legs of that capital R of that CNC-cut Vista Sans are veeeeery hot!» haha
I symbolized the idea of cutting fresh type by cutting down my brand new typeblocks with a handsaw. I printed the words «hot» and «cut» three times each always cutting the type down between each run. After these 6 colourruns of type I locked some brasslines and printed them on top with another three runs of red. Finally I numbered them what gives this poster the last colourrun (number 10!).
For more information about that project and exhibition dates, please visit the Vista Sans Wood Type Project Website.
Contact me if you want to buy a ‹Vista Sans / hot cut› poster 80 Swiss Fr. / 70 Eu / 80 $
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