Travelogue

Process photos

A story in photos on the making of letterpress labels for a set of semaphore flags representing the VIA Character Strengths and Virtues.

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California Job Cases of lead type.

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Setting type in the composing stick, which for an Indistrial Age metal contraption, is amazingly ergonomic.

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The type locked up with wooden furniture and ingenious locking quoins.

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The printed labels.

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Label assembly. There are 24 character strengths in all.

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Labels are sewn onto cotton twill tape that forms the hoist end of each flag.

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Each flag is sewn from linen and features an interpretive, abstract icon appliqued in ribbon.

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The first five prototype flags.

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The semaphores alongside other projects at the Open Studio

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