Chicago: Starshaped Press, 2020. 17 x 11. Two portfolios of ten prints each. The first portfolio "Elevations" contains 10 type pictures of Chicago printed in colors by letterpress. The second portfolio "Construction Drawings" contains 10 "blueprints" printed by offset. Both housed in a red cloth tray case with printed labels. Fine. Item #18483
The type pictures are fashioned from hundreds or thousands of pieces of metal type. "The urban environment is the backdrop for this typographic memoir that showcases the studio’s type collection...." The 10 type pictures refer to the themes of printing, women, labor, music, neighborhoods, architecture. Each tells a story in image and anecdote. Ten drawings resembling traditional architectural blueprints explain and document the text and typography of the prints. One of 40 signed copies.