Golden Gate Bridge in Type
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The Golden Gate Bridge re-imagined as if constructed entirely with type. Handcrafted character by character. More than 200 hours of work spread over 2 years.
Each copy is signed and numbered as a limited edition of 1,500. Printed on white Crane letterpress paper. 16 x 24 inches.
Fonts used in this artwork represent the past and present influence of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco area. The rocky shore is rendered in ATF Livermore Script, which was designed in the style of script faces used in advertising in the early 1900s around the time the bridge was first envisioned. The bridge is rendered in Typold Extended, a modern goemetric font designed by Jonathan Hill, which connects the artwork with San Francisco's modern-day presence as ground zero for technology and forward thinking.
The cables in the Golden Gate were constructed by Roebling & Sons, the company that was spawned from cables completed for the Brooklyn Bridge many years earlier. Given this history, the artwork includes the same cable artwork from the Brooklyn Bridge in Type. It also includes a nod to the Colosseo in Type with the same bird in flight plus a buddy.
Letterpress printed by Bryce Knudson of Bjørn Press in Utah, United States. Bjørn Press has printed every copy sold since 2008.
Shipped via US Postal Service rolled in 4 in. tube with protective film. $10 shipping to the United States. $40 international shipping.
Special thanks to Rodrigo Soares for the blueprint photo used in the artwork.