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NEW IMPRESSIONS: WILXBLOX mandala - Jenny & Jeff Wilkson

12.5" x 15"

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.

Artist Biography

Jenny Wilkson founded the letterpress program at the School of Visual Concepts, (SVC), in 2001. Originally a book designer, she holds a Master of Arts in Design from UC Berkeley, and is fortunate to be one of the few of her generation to have undergone a traditional letterpress apprenticeship. In 2012, she co-created the wiki website Letterpress Commons. These days she oversees the operations, curriculum and community outreach of SVC's letterpress shop at the School's facility in South Lake Union—the epicenter of Seattle's tech boom. Jeff Wilkson is a graduate of the University of Washington's Visual Communications Design program and is currently a creative director at Starbucks, working on global branding, packaging, and advertising. He and Jenny have two kids, four chickens, and various printing presses, but not enough wood type.

Description of Process

WILXBLOX is an experimental modular typeface, inspired by ATF's Alpha-Blox. The type was designed by Jeff Wilkson and laser cut from plywood mounted on 4"x4" square MDF bases. WILXBLOX may be arranged and overprinted to create pattern, typographic forms, or illustration. 

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