Now I present the latest, Alphabetical Lichencounters. Yes, I made up that word. Yes, it is a pun. My drawings of lichen, letterpress printed from photopolymer plates, fill the counters of select wood type letters. Counters are the closed parts of letterforms such as inside the O and A. I broadened the usage so I could choose lichen that were interesting and distinctive, even if their initial letters weren't closed. The lichen encounters the letterforms. The Pants book format includes the prose poem from my HOUSEWORK house, this time letterpress printed from handset type. I wanted to be able to share that piece with more people.
Lichen is interesting. You can't cultivate it. And it is algae+fungus, a symbiotic relationship between them. First became fascinated and drew them, posted the drawings here in 2013. Alphabetical Lichencounters, like all the other new books, may be found on my website, my Etsy store nevermindtheart, and with me at my table in San Francisco on Sunday, September 4, 2016, County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 11am - 5pm.