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83M80: Letterpress in the digital era


Description

An exploration of the influence of technology in visual communication, from the days of the letterpress to the Internet era. Focusing on errors and misconceptions from developing technologies, 83M80 preserves these aesthetic cues by representing them in a movable typeface.



Medium

Metal cast movable typeface, with 10 different styles.
Whole set  is+400 characters, contained in a custom built letterpress case, built from vintage Hamilton cases.



Credits

Collaboration with: Ka Burkensky︎
More info: Always Now︎
New York, USA. 2014



Press & Awards

Recipient of the 2015 Award of Excellence from
the Type Directors Club of NYC.







© Gonzalo Hergueta —  ︎ / ︎ —  New York, 2018.