AMERICAN TYPES series

AMERICAN TYPES  in progress, Portland studio, 1995

AMERICAN TYPES series

Each canvas represents a detail from the 1941 edition of The Book of American Types, a type specimen catalog published annually by the American Type Foundry of Elizabeth, NJ. The typesetter for the catalog faced an unusual problem: not which font to use to showcase the words, but which words to use to showcase the font. 

AMERICAN TYPES series

JOB/GIRL   oil-based alkyd enamel screenprint on gessoed canvases, 60" x 28" x 1.5" and 40" x 18.5 x 1.5", 1995

Paintings in two sizes because language has no correct scale. It's opportunistic. It adapts & evolves.

AMERICAN TYPES series

AMERICAN TYPES   blind emboss on French-folded pages with offset litho, case-bound 2-volume set, 1996

 

Books in two sizes to correspond to the paintings in two sizes.

AMERICAN TYPES series

AMERICAN TYPES  1996

AMERICAN TYPES series

AMERICAN TYPES  1996

AMERICAN TYPES series

RIGID FRAME/DIRT HIGHWAYS   enamel screenprint on gessoed canvas, 48" x 48" x 1.5", 1995

AMERICAN TYPES series

NICHE   enamel screenprint on gessoed canvas, 53" x 32" x 1.5", 1995

AMERICAN TYPES series

MENDING/RESOURCE enamel screenprint on gessoed canvas, 78" x 50" x 1.5", 1995

AMERICAN TYPES series

AUTOCRACY/COMPETITION  enamel screenprint on gessoed canvas, 54" x 30" x 1.5", 1995