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United States Of (Diptych)

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I originally came up with the concept for these prints in 2017 when Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria. I did a simple type-only letterpress version of Under Water as a demonstration for my Print Agit Prop class at Pratt Institute, which was fine, but the idea kept kicking around in my head until Mary Tasillo from Common Press in Philadelphia reached out to me and invited me to be a resident at the press in February of 2020. I wanted to keep the focus on the typography and message, but add some simple imagery, and out of this thought process I came up with doing two prints (Under Water and On Fire) and setting the type on and under reduction print waves and flames. You can buy the individual prints HERE and HERE.


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