Walt Whitman's Faces by Barbara Henry

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Walt Whitman's Faces resulted from reading a poem in the 1855 (first) edition of Leaves of Grass that struck me as being about typefaces. I set the poem as a type specimen, illustrating what I believed to be Whitman's descriptions of type with appropriate examples. Karen Karbiener, a Whitman scholar, contributed an essay on the poem.

Artist Bio

Barbara Henry is an artist, printer, and poet publishing under the imprint Harsimus Press. She is Master Printer at The Center for Book Arts in New York City and was for many years Curator at Bowne & Co., Stationers at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York.