[58] Rodeo

CNC Wood Type and Letterpress

The industrial revolution inspired a progression for printmakers and lumberjacks alike. Wooden letterforms were carved out of type-height blocks using a router that translates by hand over a master copy. This left type designers at the mercy of a reproduction technique. Using a a 1/4” straight bit and modern-day CNC router I explored the evolution of this production limitation in printmaking and type design.