I was in a Special Projects in Design class in fall 2015 led by Steve Child. We designed a museum exhibit called "Pushing The Press: The Typecraft Design Library," which has been on view at the Architecture & Design Museum in Los Angeles since November. We designed everything from the show title treatment, to the layout of the exhibition space, to all of the promotional materials, and installed the show ourselves.
Here's the exhibition's curatorial statement. To learn more and see photos of the show, click here.
For over 100 years, Typecraft has been working with artists and designers to create an astonishing variety of work proving the power and beauty of print design. Pushing the Press represents over 15 years of work collected from Typecraft’s collaborations.
The collection presented here is a celebration of the enduring power of print as a medium and a tribute to the talented and visionary ensemble of professionals who contribute their skills and dedication to the art of graphic communication and expression. We honor all contributors to the print process: clients, designers, writers, editors, pressmen, strippers, binders, all who participate in making extraordinary graphic work and whose knowledge and talents are indispensible to the finished piece. This archive is the result of the loving labor of an entire dedicated community.
Within the Typecraft Design Library, one can explore a vast array of print processes, including split fountain, special die cuts, unique bindings, embossing, debossing, toothy papers, shiny foils and multiple inks. Beyond their engaging design, the power of these pieces lies in their materiality — physical objects with mass, texture, and color, designed to be held and savored. Our hope is that you will come away from this collection inspired to create, enjoy and experiment with the endless possibilities of pushing the press.