New York Types, Letterpress Exhibit Brings New York Voices to Print

New York Writes Itself is an ongoing series “of creative productions fueled by the people of New York” from ad agency Leo Burnett New York. Their latest project is New York Types, a letterpress art exhibition which brings to life “words heard on the streets of New York”.

The exhibition runs December 15, 2011 through January 5, 2012 at Art Director’s Club Gallery in New York City. The opening night party is December 15, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM.

NEW YORK TYPES is an exhibition that showcases the words of New Yorkers. The city’s leading letterpress artists are collaborating to create this one of a kind collection of real sentences and conversations from the New York streets, re-created letter by letter. They’re the verbal gems from New York that would have otherwise vanished. Because when it comes New York, you can’t make this shit up.

Each artist or group has picked a script to interpret in his or her style. Artists and groups include Swayspace, Center for the Book Arts, The KDU, Peter Kruty Editions and Tarhorse Press.

images via New York Types

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff