NEW YORK TYPES, running December 15, 2011 through January 6, 2012, is presented in collaboration with New York Writes Itself (NYWI), a new ongoing series of creative productions fueled by the people of New York, and Leo Burnett New York. The foundation of NYWI is a website that acts as a running archive called ‘The Script’, where people can write down New York moments. Locals registered as “scribes” can submit short-form content like unique quotes, characters, and scenes they witness in New York.
For the NEW YORK TYPES exhibition, these snippets of real New Yorkers conversations, quotes and stories will be presented on the walls of the ADC Gallery by some of the city’s leading letterpress artists. Each artist or group — including Swayspace, Center for the Book Arts, The KDU, Peter Kruty Editions and Tarhorse Press — has picked a collection of NYWI ‘Script’ entries to interpret in his or her own letterpress style, bringing the real words to life letter by letter. The artwork is for sale in limited editions of 10, with a total of 500 pieces for sale.
NEW YORK TYPES opens with a party on Thursday, December 15, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm EST, at the ADC Gallery, 106 West 29th St., NYC. The exhibition is made possible through support by Leo Burnett NY, Dewars, Boxcar Press and French Paper.
The exhibition runs until January 5, 2012, free and open to the public. Gallery hours Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm, closed December 23-30.
For more information, please visit http://www.newyorkwritesitself.com/2011/10/new-york-types/