A History of Type Design: Kurt Schwitters, 1887–1948 (Ambleside, England)


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 Kurt Schwitters. If you’re not familiar with his types, see here. They’re worth a click. And this print is worth a check. (But you can pay by credit card, too.)

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.

  • Artists: Scott Myles & Gavin Morrison
  • Size: 27.6 × 24.6 inches 
  • Pages: 1
  • Binding: na 
  • Printing: Lithography on mouldmade paper
  • Condition: Perfect. Signed and numbered in pencil. 
  • Edition: 20
  • Publisher: n.p., 2011