Il proprio lavoro / Your Own Work

letterpress poem in italian and english
Various papers / A4 (~8×12 in) / Linea 16 / 1 ink

Written, designed, and printed by Myrna Keliher during a three day residency at Tipoteca Italiana, Cornuda, Italy. Text gathered in English and Italian from exhibit quotes on the museum walls, then arranged into a poem, translated fully into each language, and handset in Linea. Open edition, 60 copies printed. This was the artist’s first foray into translation and bilingual typesetting. It was a great honor to work with Claudio Rocha, Sandro Berra, and so many other highly skilled folks at the beautiful, well-curated, and well-appointed Tipoteca. Limited copies available for sale in our store.

metal type form for printing
Handset metal type form in 16pt Linea
letterpress print in english and italian
Alternating Italian and English, delightful typographic challenge in one color, greatly aided by Claudio Rocha.