Wooden Letters from 300 Broadway [kQs]

Wooden Letters from 300 Broadway [kQs]

1998
Designer
Jack Stauffacher, American, 1920-2017
Born: San Francisco, CA
Work Locations: San Francisco, CA
Country
United States
print
Letterpress on French Rives mold-made paper
Gift of the Estate of Charles E. Stanton, by exchange.
2013.64.7

© Jack Stauffacher

Dimensions
height: 18 in, 45.7200 cm; width: 13 in, 33.0200 cm
Edition
2/15
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

Jack Stauffacher
American, 1920-2017
Wooden Letters from 300 Broadway [kQs]
1998
Letterpress on French Rives mold-made paper
Gift of the Estate of Charles E. Stanton, by exchange, 2013.64.7

For over seventy years, San Francisco printer Jack Stauffacher produced books and prints that challenged typographic conventions. Created in an edition of 15, this series of ten prints employ a primary color palette and Stauffacher’s personal collection of large wooden type, previously used in the printing of posters. The final compositions test the boundaries of the art of typography, expanding the capabilities of type as a medium not only of communication but of expression.

Known Provenance
Gifted 1998 by the artist to Dennis Letbetter; purchased 03/2013 from Dennis Letbetter by the Denver Art Museum.