Matthew Carter: a+z diptych


Q: What begins with a and ends with z?
A: This pair of etchings by Matthew Carter.

Made in preparation for the monumental a–z portfolio published by Center Street Studio in 2016, this pair of hand-printed aquatints feature Matthew Carter’s stunning lowercase a from his presently-unreleased Big Fry and a z inspired by a sixteenth-century italic attributed to the French punchcutter Pierre Haultin. While it’s true that letters are things and not pictures of things, these things are picture-perfect. Frame and hang these on your wall for your moment of zen.

Note: These are shipped flat and packed with extra care. As a result, the shipping costs are higher than usual. We don’t mess around with these.

Size: 13 × 14 inches
Pages: 2 loose prints
Edition: 52
Medium: Etchings (aquatint) on handmade paper
Publisher: Center Street Studio, 2016