9" x 9"
This piece is included in the New Impressions Exhibition on display at the museum July 14-September 30, 2020. There are a limited number of these prints available.
Jessica Spring began her interest in typesetting and printing as a phototypesetter in the 1980s. She has been a letterpress printer ever since, most recently inventing Daredevil Furniture to help other printers set type in circles, curves and angles. Her work at Springtide Press—artist books, broadsides and ephemera where typography plays a central role—is included in collections around the country and abroad. She has collaborated on the Dead Feminists broadside series since 2008 and co-authored Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color. Spring has an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and teaches letterpress printing and book arts.
Description of Process
Two letterpress printed rotating discs allow the reader to play the game of love, matching the word with an image (like “love bug” or “love boat”). The volvelle includes an additional window which reveals varying X and O letters as the circles move. All the text is composed with wood, metal type, and ornaments, set in circles, and printed on vintage velvet paper.