A History of Type Design: Herbert Bayer, 1900–1985 (Aspen, USA)


Using a variation on the Japanese frottage technique of Takuhon, curator Gavin Morrison and artist Scott Myles have taken impressions from the headstones of prominent type designers and then turned them into limited edition lithographs. Each one is printed at 100% of the original rubbing. And each one is a total stunner. Here’s the piece for Herbert Bayer and his wife Joella, as appropriately modern as their lives were long.

Note: We’re not entirely sure how we’ll ship this, so unless you come pick it up, know that it might take us a spell to get this packed securely.

Further Note: This piece will be in a forthcoming exhibition here and we’ll not be able to ship it until late-summer.

  • Artists: Scott Myles & Gavin Morrison
  • Size: 35.5 × 18 inches 
  • Pages: 1
  • Binding: na 
  • Printing: Lithography on mouldmade paper
  • Color: Although judging color on screens is a fool’s errand, the photo of the full print is a much closer approximation of the color than the detail we shot.
  • Condition: Perfect. Signed and numbered in pencil. 
  • Edition: 20
  • Publisher: n.p., 2011