Artist Earns $64,597 for Letterpress Brooklyn Bridge
If you ever had any doubt about the public’s affinity for either letterpress or the Brooklyn Bridge (or both!) you might want to check out artist Cameron Moll’s recent Kickstarter campaign which garnered over $60,000 in donations to go towards the production of a series of broadsides of the Brooklyn Bridge pictured entirely in letterpress type. The artist, who has produced two such pieces before including a replica of the Roman Colosseum, says he consulted local experts about type faces which would have been contemporary with the bridge’s construction prior to creating his illustration. The broadsides will be printed by Bryce Knudson of Bjørn Press in Provo, Utah and backers at the $80 and above level should receive their copies in December 2013. Although some of us at the Book Art Blog secretly wish the project had been done with real lead type instead of through the use of polymer plates as we are almost certain it is being done, we look forward to seeing the finished product!