Put It In a Letter: 25 Typographic Images Featuring Lyrics from the Soundtrack of Lives Unraveling. Starshaped Press, Jennifer Farrell.
Put It In a Letter: 25 Typographic Images Featuring Lyrics from the Soundtrack of Lives Unraveling
Put It In a Letter: 25 Typographic Images Featuring Lyrics from the Soundtrack of Lives Unraveling
Put It In a Letter: 25 Typographic Images Featuring Lyrics from the Soundtrack of Lives Unraveling

Put It In a Letter: 25 Typographic Images Featuring Lyrics from the Soundtrack of Lives Unraveling

Chicago: Starshaped Press, 2018. Hardcover. 54 of 100 copies, including 15 in deluxe hand-colored edition. Signed and numbered by the artist. These forms were originally set and printed in the Fall of 2015 as the artist was dealing with the declining health of her late husband. The forms were rebuilt in 2018 for this edition, which is the first edition offered for sale. "While my husband battled cancer in 2015-16, Starshaped Press was my refuge, type my therapist. With every disheartening deliverance of bad news during the day, I raced to the shop at night, setting 25 symbolic typographic images. September 25th was our anniversary as well as the date of his diagnosis. Tiny typeset forms featured lyrics from the soundtrack of our life unraveling... a mini mixtape of grief. I printed and gave them to my husband, a testament to our shared sense of loss. 'Put It In a Letter' showcases these forms & feelings in a star-shaped book, sampling lyrics remixed with handset vintage type and ornaments" (book artist). Featured lyrics are taken from songs by Belle and Sebastian, Camera Obscura, Bob Dylan, Wilco, Yo La Tengo, Frightened Rabbit, Dum Dum Girls, and more. Accordion bound with grey paper covered boards titled in red on front cover. Letterpress printed using metal type and many ornaments on fine paper. Housed in a grey cardstock slipcase with dark grey title to spine and front panels. Size in case: about 4.75 x 4.75 inches. PRI/051319. Fine.

Item #33623

Price: $150.00

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