Favorable Variation
Positive negative space.
  • method:
  • Letterpress
Favorable Variation is a collection of experiments in positive and negative space using letterpress lead spacing material.

This lead is where the word "leading" came from. It's what originally created the negative space between lines of type. These lead strips were cut in standardized lengths, creating a ratio system within the set of lead itself. I print the leading by raising to a hight that reaches the ink and paper. When this material is printed it reveals it's ratio system and also a beauty of consistent inconsistency from years of usage.

Much of this work is created at Asheville Bookworks, NC and The Arm Letterpress, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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