This boxed portfolio of prints by Matthew Carter contains the twenty-six lowercase letters of the Latin alphabet. Etched into copper plates and hand-printed by James Stroud, these are Matthew’s favorite letters from his own typefaces. Some are from existing faces, some from type designs still in development. The portfolio includes an X-page booklet in which Matthew writes about these designs and where they came from—and these short essays are as fascinating as the prints are beautiful. We’re running out of superlatives, but this is truly a magnificent collection.
Note: If you’d prefer a smaller taste, consider Matthew’s a+z diptych.
Box size: 15 × 15 × 1.5 inches
Pages: 26 loose prints with a 5-page booklet
Edition: 52, signed and numbered
Medium: Etchings (aquatint) on handmade paper
Publisher: Center Street Studio, 2016