Chromatic Ornate Specimen
13 x 19 in
Letterpress, Wood type cutting
This piece is included in the New Impressions Exhibition on display at the museum April 17-June 30, 2018. There are a limited number of these prints available.
Geri McCormick is a wood type cutter and letterpress printer. She started Virgin Wood Type with her late husband Bill Jones in 2010 and has been running Virgin Wood Type since his death in 2012. Her letterpress prints are represented in several galleries. James Grieshaber is a type designer, typographer, and graphic designer based in Rochester, NY. James now works at P22 type foundry as Director of Operations as well as creating typefaces. He also works for Virgin Wood Type where he is responsible for digitally drawing customer special orders, replacement letters, and new & revival fonts. James has created digital fonts for P22 Type Foundry, Hamilton, Google, Microsoft, and Apple
While creating the Chromatic Ornate font at Virgin Wood Type, James had a vision of printing a specimen in six colors creating 20 color combinations. The computer aided in planing out the color combinations and placements. Special furniture was specially made to hold the place of a glyph if it wasn’t printing in the color on press, to help facilitate registration. The colophon was printed with metal type in a 7th subtle color.