Type dump

Part of a large collection of work exploring the theme ‘how letterpress exists today?’. The impetus for this work was to experiment with alternative methods, showing the wealth of potential inherent in extant letterpress equipment, whilst avoiding the inefficiencies of setting type in the traditional manner. In this case the form was composed from the contents of a half-ton waste type bin. The finished work shows a cross-section of types discarded into the dump over many years.