12" x 18"
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.
Jesse Warne is an educator, designer, painter, and printmaker from Oklahoma City. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Design at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he teaches various design, typography, and letterpress printing courses and is the Coordinator of the Letterpress and Prototyping Lab. He holds a BFA and MFA in graphic design fro UCO. His work spans the full cycle of deconstruction to creation, beginning with the examination of the existing typographic landscape and the current practices in type design and transitioning into the exploration of how shapes form into symbols that can communicate information and aesthetic expression. By breaking down letterforms into their most basic geometric shapes he establishes a system of physical exploration that not only enables but promotes tangible interaction in the type design process. With the use of the letterpress as the vehicle for output, the process has an association with the origins of modern typographic communication built into it, providing context for past and future directions in type design.
Description of Process
The work explores letterpress as a medium for hard-edge abstract art using a system of 1/4-inch-thick geometric modular wood pieces that have been cut out with a laser cutter. The process is an organic flow of composing layers in the letterpress, each new layer a response to the previous.