It is man, the inventor of cold violence, death as waste, who has made himself lonely among the creatures, and set himself aside from creation, so that he cannot labor in the light of the sun with hope, or sit at peace in the shade of any tree.
- Wendell Berry, The Morning News
An ongoing series of cataloged roadkill encountered on a regular commute.
Two color reductive woodcut printed on a Line-O-Scribe proof press.
Edition of 11.
66208, 64067, 65203, 45314, 24504, 45387, 45701.
Three-color reductive woodcuts printed on a Line-O-Scribe proof press.
2.75 x 3.75”.
Editions of 21.
Poster for CHZBURGERfest’18.
Edition of 100.
Letterpress printed on a Multigraph 100 and Line-O-Scribe proof press.
Album design for Speaking Suns.
Watercolor. Adobe cs3. Pressing and printing by Gotta Groove Records of Cleveland, OH.
Wedding invitation, program, and map designed and printed for Madeline and Cusi.
Printed on a Multigraph 100, Risograph, and HP 1400 Inkjet. Risograph printing oversight and operation by Barry O’Keefe.
Editions of 200.
A commemorative poster archiving the route traveled by B. Nagafughi, C. Elbin, and myself from Yellow Springs, OH to Northport, MI in the summer of 2016. Nagafuchi has since gone on to reach Alaska and other places, continuing his journey around this bikeable country.
Typeset. Multigraph 100.
A silkscreen exposure of discarded transparent marquee letters (used on illuminated fast food restaurant and church signs) acted as the the matrix for this project. By cropping, rotating, and inverting the letters of the English alphabet, one is able to interact with the forms outside their linguistic translations and cultural connotations. Out of a larger group of screen printed studies, ten final compositions were chosen based on their level of applied gestalt theory; exhibiting interplay between figure and ground, use of implied line, and a balance of negative and positive space.
Bound by nuts & bolts on plywood.
Edition of 10.
A promotional card for Featherwood Frames of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Based on the Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen's well-known eye chart of 1862, a collection of promotional cards were designed and letterpress printed for my friends at Featherwood Frames in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The moniker, under which these folks hand-carve wooden eyewear, is advertised on the card - if one looks close enough... and provided the viewer has at least 20/40 vision. These 3x6"s work well as book-marks, post-cards, note-cards and coasters. Typeset in Stymie for your visual pleasure and acuity.
Typeset and printed at Abycedium Press in Athens, Ohio.
In the fall of '14 Speaking Suns set out to see what was left of portions of the Midwest and the East Coast in promotion of their latest album, Vanishing County. They were able to take with them a stack of screenprints to pass along as they went. The final typographic composition was worked out with the ever-reliable scissors and tape method, touched up with some india ink, transferred onto a screen and printed in a variety of colors.
Edition of 50.
Wedding invitation for Ash and Dave.