Hand printed in Toronto. Unframed. Ships in a sturdy cardboard tube to make sure it arrives safely!
Over the course of a year or more, while working on my laptop in coffee shops around the city, I overheard many conversations and was struck by how personal yet universal they are. I imagine that similar conversations play out every day in gathering places everywhere.
This piece captures these "conversations overheard" and reproduces them in a continuous stream of text that entirely fills the approximately 19” x 25” page. All 1,182 words.
The type treatment is called blind deboss (letterpress) which means that the type is literally pressed into the paper and without ink. The effect is that in some light the piece looks like a blank sheet of paper and with shadow and light the words emerge — to be either read or appreciated as a texture.