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Typotecture

Typotecture#1

have wondered for a long while about what to call these architectonic constructions made up from letterpress type elements, and have asked quite a few people if they knew a name for it. To date, the only solid response was from
fine letterpress printer John Kristensen of the Firefly Press in Boston, who refers to them as "typotecture".
Seems like a perfect appellation to me . . . 


Momento150Printed letterpress on coated stock.


Dickenson1842

From Dickinson's Boston Almanac 1842


Gately'sHISTORY

A section heading from Gately's Universal Educator, 1883/1886


Gately'sPHYSICS

A section heading from Gately's Universal Educator, 1883/1886