Item #17654 Prometheus Typographica. Impressions from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Archetype Press, Mary Shelley.
Prometheus Typographica. Impressions from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Prometheus Typographica. Impressions from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Prometheus Typographica. Impressions from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Prometheus Typographica. Impressions from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Prometheus Typographica. Impressions from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Pasadena: Archetype Press, 2017. One of fifty copies produced by a printing and typography class at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The class was taught by Christina Aumann and Seth Drenner with assistance by Joshue Molina and Jorge Ruano. With twenty-two two-page illustrations comprised of creative typography and a variety of image-making techniques (woodcuts, blindstamping, photopolymer plate prints, etc.) in color. One page with a printed reproduction of a letter from Mary Shelley to Percy Shelley, decorated with a red wax seal. Printed on Vandercook presses using hand-set foundry metal and wood type. Fine. Bound by Alex Ascensio in black paper wrappers titled in silver. 6 x 9." Unpaginated. Item #17654

The twenty-two students in the class were each tasked with designing and printing one of the two-page spreads. Each bears a quote from Shelley’s Frankenstein with creative typography and illustrations that reflect the content of the quote. The illustrations are each labeled with a thematically relevant word or phrase: Twin, Hybrid, Viewpoint, Human, Nostalgia, Romanticism, Reversal, Revenge, Revelation, Path, Goodness, Corrupt, Desire, Creation, Responsibility, Alienation, Fervor, Madness Ends, Creator, Evil Kind, Judgement, and Wanted.

Price: $175.00

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