Over 2015-2016, Jennifer Farrell of Starshaped Press collaborated with P22 Analog, a division of P22 Type Foundry, to design and produce a new modular alphabet for letterpress printers. After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to fabricate the printing blocks from plastic, P22 Blox was born and made accessible to all printers. The shapes can be altered to form words, images and all manner of possibilities.
For Blox City of the Future, Jennifer chose to assemble the Blox in the form of a city, combining them with metal and wood type ornaments that worked well with their plastic brethren. The title is also set in a smaller, metal, modular type. The print is meant to cohesively combine type of all sorts into one piece, imagining a future that unites new and old materials for letterpress printing.
|Title||Blox City of the Future|
|Press Name/Publisher||Starshaped Press|
|Place of Publication||Chicago, IL|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Letterpress|
|Paper Stock||French Kraftone paper|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||12 x 18 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 50|
|Signed and Numbered?||Unsigned|