|Artist / Creator||Jessica Spring|
|Press Name||Springtide Press|
|Place of Publication||Tacoma, WA|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress|
|Medium / Materials||Letterpress printed paper cubes created using wood type and vintage cuts. Aluminum box.|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||11.5 x 2 x 9 inches (box) containing 1.5 inch cubes|
|Edition Size||Edition of 40|
|Box / Wrapper||Blocks enclosed in a two-piece aluminum box|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Printer’s Blocks is an abecedarium letterpress printed with vintage wood type and printer’s blocks. Uppercase letters are arranged as in a type case (with J and U following Z) since those letters were not used by early English printers. Two sides of each block include handset patterns created from American Type Founder’s Dainty Border No. 1 that—like the border—can be arranged to delight.
Artist BioJessica Spring is the proprietor of Springtide Press in Tacoma, Washington where she designs, prints and binds artist books, broadsides and ephemera incorporating handmade paper and letterpress printing. Small finely-crafted editions consider historical topics and popular culture from a unique perspective. Jessica has an MFA from Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts and teaches at Pacific Lutheran University.