Type Archive

The establishment of the American Tuscan occurred during one of the most tumultuous and defining moments of the United States of America’s history, the American Civil War. By using an archival typeface from Rob Roy Kelly’s American woodtype, and combining it with song lyrics from each side of the war, with one printed in Red and the other printed in Blue upon White cotton paper I aimed to create an exploded American flag as each layer fights for dominance on the page.