|Title||The Well-Traveled Ampersand: Cooper Black|
|Artist / Creator||Jennifer Farrell|
|Press Name||Starshaped Press|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Chicago, IL|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress|
|Paper Stock||French Kraftone Standard White|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||12 x 12 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 125|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed and numbered edition|
The Well-Traveled Ampersand series (of which this is a part) pairs ampersands designed for or evocative of specific locales or cities with imagery of that area. Cooper Black pulls in iconic elements of the Chicago skyline in a nod to its creator and Chicagoan, Oswald Cooper. It is entirely created with metal ornaments from the Starshaped collection, including many cast in Chicago by Barnhart Bros. & Spindler. The form to hold the true shape of the ampersand was cut from wood and the ornaments were set within it.
Artist BioSince 1999, Jennifer Farrell has operated Starshaped Press in Chicago, focusing on printing everything from business cards and social stationery to music packaging and posters, as well as custom commissions and wholesale cards and prints. All work in the studio is done with metal and wood type, making Starshaped one of the few presses in the country producing commercial work while preserving antique type and related print materials. Jennifer's work has been repeatedly recognized both in print and design blogs, and has appeared in poster shows throughout the USA and Europe.