Touch: The Vista Sans Wood Type Project Book


An extremely limited and rare edition, this hand-bound book—with original letterpress wrap-around cover—is about the Vista Sans Wood Type Project, a collaborative project involving twenty-one innovative letterpress artists, designers and studios from all over the world.

The project, launched by designers Tricia Treacy and Ashley John Pigford, sent CNC routed letterforms in two different sizes (spelling the word touch in the Xavier Dupré’s Vista Sans typeface) and a challenge to each invited participant: create a new work. Each artist was asked to make an edition of prints for a swap with other artists in the project, with the idea that every participant would receive a set of all created works.

Touch: The Vista Sans Wood Type Project Book includes an essay about the project, process photos, and high quality reproductions of each of the twenty-one artists/studios who contributed their work. With an illustrated preface, and essays by Stephen Heller, John D. Berry, Catherine Dixon and Amze Emmons.

Participating artists/designers: Megan Adie, (Copenhagen), Katie Baldwin, (NY), Baltimore Print Studios / Kyle Van Horn & Kim Bentley, (Baltimore, MD), Inge Bruggeman, (Portland, OR), Macy Chadwick, (Oakland, CA), Angela Driscoll & Yuka Petz, (New Orleans, LA), Firecracker Press, (St. Louis, MI), Rose Gridneff & Alex Cooper, (London, UK), Rick Griffith, (Denver, CO), Bethany Heck, (South Carolina), Dafi Kühne, (Switzerland), Peter Kruty & Sayre Gaydos, (Brooklyn, NY), Josephine McCormick, (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Robin McDowell, (New Hampshire), April Sheridan & Daniel Mellis, (Chicago, IL), Nick Sherman, (Brooklyn, NY), David Shields, (Richmond, VA), Studio on Fire / Ben Levitz & Sam Michaels, (Minneapolis, MN), Tricia Treacy & Ashley John Pigford, (Philadelphia, PA), David Wolske, (Salt Lake City, UT), Karen Zimmermann, (Tuscon, AZ).

Published by Pointed Press

Designed and created by Ashley John Pigford and Tricia Treacy

Softcover, 132 pages, with belly band and hand-sewn binding, 9.2 × 7.4 inches

ISBN: 978-0-615-79646-8