We read a lot about broken people doing terrible things in the media at the moment. But the flipside is that broken people can do and make beautiful things too. It’s easy to reel off a long list of people who were broken one way or another and yet made amazing contributions to the world’s of music and art, for example. This is my small tribute to those people. The use of a category of typeface known as Fraktur is a typographic pun, Fraktur is German for fracture, or broken. It’s a charming letterpress typeface from the early 20th Century but based on much earlier models. Many of the wood block letterforms were too archaic to read, or missing, so substitutions that aren’t typographically correct were made. The result is a warm, quirky, imperfect jumble of qualities, much like many people are. Thanks to Axel @p98a in Berlin, Marc Thiele and Erik Spiekermann. 

 

Limited edition of 100 prints only, plus 3 artists proofs. Screen printed by hand from letterpress artwork onto A2 Accent Smooth Glacier White Paper, 270gsm (420mm X 594mm or 16.5 X 23.4 inches). Signed and numbered by the artist. Printed in Brighton, England.

Broken People

£50.00Price
  • Limited edition of 100 prints only with 3 artists proofs. Signed and numbered by the artist.Black ink blended with metallic silver ink and screen printed by hand onto A2 Accent Smooth Glacier White Paper, 270gsm (420mm X 594mm or 16.5 X 23.4 inches). The ink is water based and the paper is FSC Certified 100% Virgin ECF Fibre. This print fits in a standard A2 size frame.

  • All prints are sent Royal Mail Special Delivery in the UK and Royal Mail 'International Signed For' internationally, which is a tracked and signed service in most countries. Normal delivery time for the UK is 2-3 days, 5-7 days for Europe and 10-12 days for the rest of the world, but please allow up to 7 days for delivery in the UK and up to 28 days for the rest of the world.

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