Artist's Books

Composition for Stern


Composition for Stern is a long poem composed to suit a particular typeface, Stern. Sammons composed the poem while working directly with a font of metal type so that writing and typesetting happened simultaneously. Working in this way allowed the materiality of the typeface to guide and motivate the outcome of the poem. Composition for Stern stands as an immediate response to and meditation on the visual qualities of a typeface.

7 x 5 in

Letterpress printed from handset metal type and photopolymer plates. Metal spiral binding with letterpress printed cover. Available for purchase from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers.

Edition of 40