Touch : The Vista Sans Wood Type Project Book
Limited edition art book of experimental typography & printmaking techniques by 21 emerging international letterpress artists & studios
In 2012, Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford created letterpress wood type from the typeface Vista Sans™ (designed by Xavier Dupré for Emigre) with a home-made CNC router.
They sent five wood type letters (spelling “touch”) with paper, to twenty letterpress artists and studios around the world to see what they would do with it.
What they got back is AMAZING and they now want to make a book to show the innovative processes and final prints, and share their own words about it.
Artists involved in the project: Megan Adie, (Copenhagen), Katie Baldwin, (NY), Baltimore Print Studios / Kyle Van Horn & Kim Bentley, (Baltimore, MD), Inge Bruggeman, (Portland, OR), Macy Chadwick, (Oakland, CA), Angela Driscoll & Yuka Petz, (New Orleans, LA), Firecracker Press, (St. Louis, MO), Rose Gridneff & Alex Cooper, (London, UK), Rick Griffith, (Denver, CO), Bethany Heck, (South Carolina), Dafi Kühne, (Switzerland), Peter Kruty & Sayre Gaydos, (Brooklyn, NY), Josephine McCormick, (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Robin McDowell, (New Hampshire), April Sheridan & Daniel Mellis, (Chicago, IL), Nick Sherman, (Brooklyn, NY), David Shields, (Richmond, VA), Studio on Fire / Ben Levitz & Sam Michaels, (Minneapolis, MN), Tricia Treacy & Ashley John Pigford, (Philadelphia, PA), David Wolske, (Salt Lake City, UT), Karen Zimmermann, (Tuscon, AZ).
This book will include:
• High quality reproductions of all prints.
• One chapter per participating artist/studio with images and text about their process and techniques.
• Essays by:
• Steven Heller
• John Berry
• Catherine Dixon
• Amze Emmons
• Original letterpress printed wrap-around cover • Exposed, hand-sewn binding • Listing of all those who made a pledge toward this kickstarter
Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford have been invited to officially release this book at TYPO Berlin in May, 2013.
Additional Support: Legion Paper of New York has generously agreed to donated some of the paper for the book and they are currently working on securing other material donations and discounts.
If you are interested in supporting the Vista Sans Wood Type Project, click here to find them on Kickstarter
Limited edition, hand-bound book with original letterpress wrap-around cover about the Vista Sans Wood Type Project: a collaborative project involving 21 innovative letterpress artists, designers and studios from all over the world.