A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a really inspiring letterpress project called Life & Type. As I mentioned, I ordered a print myself, so I thought I’d follow-up on that and share the documentation of the making of my poster.
Something that Daniel, (creator of Life & Type) said really spoke to me:
What makes the project unique, I think, is that in an increasingly digital world where or sense of self is tied ever more to the internet, this is an intentional, slow, handcrafted move back toward the thinginess of the real world. Perfectly imperfect, actual and social, like each one of us.
When I was thinking of what sort of content, what words I wanted to add to my living space, I immediately thought of things that are now absent. The first thing that came to mind: my CD collection. Remember CD’s? They used to be this visual cue of sorts– anyone who would come over would immediately gravitate to. To judge, to relate, to open up a conversation about a shared passion. I got rid of my CD’s and went digital a decade ago. I miss those conversations.
So, I decided I wanted a poster of the ten albums that had the biggest musical impact on my life- a nod to something that’s hard to articulate in words but speaks so much to who I am–my inner life.
As my print was being shipped, Daniel sent me these amazing photo’s documenting the process of creating my print. If you’re interested in ordering a print from Life & Type, you can learn more right here.