Grantmakers in the Arts: Letterpress Poetry Box Set
Poetry Box Set to honor the retirement of Anne Focke, GIA's founding Executive Director. It has the charm of an old box of poems collected over the years with the top 10 favorite poems of Anne Focke's favorites. 50 boxes were crafted, a total of 1,000 poems pressed. Anne was gifted her special box set during the Annual GIA Conference in Atlanta, at the end of a board of directors meeting. I also printed the box cover banner in Nepalese paper. My capacity in this project was graphic design, printing, art direction. Another sustainable project: pressed on two manual turn-of-the-century presses with vegetable oil ink. No harsh chemicals involved. Most of the paper is 100% cotton or recycled and handmade.
/// The box
/// The poems
/// On the press
/// The typographical forms with metal and wood type