A History of Type Design: Maximilien Vox, 1894–1974 (Lurs, France)


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 Maximilien Vox. Note how each person on the stone has been appropriately categorized with the dates of their birth and death. That’s so Vox.

Although not shown here, this copy is numbered and signed by both Morrison (Gavin) and Myles.

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: Three of the four corners are bumped. But let’s talk about getting you a pristine copy. We might be able to do so. Signed and numbered in pencil.
  • Edition: 20
  • Publisher: n.p., 2011