12.5 x 19 in
Letterpress - metallic black on French Kraft-Tone Black Craft paper
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.
Jesse is a designer and educator working as an Interaction Designer at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) where he also teaches design and letterpress printing. He received a BA in Graphic Design from UCO and is expecting to complete his MFA in Graphic Design from UCO in the spring of 2018. His work primarily focuses on letterform design but he also has a passion for art direction, interaction design, and illustration.
This piece comes out of a body of work created for my MFA thesis exhibition. The work explores utilizing newer technologies in combination with more traditional processes. Specifically, a system of 1/4-inch-thick geometric modular wood pieces that have been cut out with a laser cutter. When set on a custom base that brings them to type high, they can be used to design letterforms in the letterpress. The overall goal is to create a system that brings letterform design back into the physical space for designers. This particular piece however is the result of an experiment to explore potential for variety in application and composition where I found the pieces are able to form this fun little rooster illustration.