Arianna has long been fascinated with letterforms, the urban landscape and recontextualization. On the surface Paper Jam Press is a no frills approach to poster design. Working strictly with gothic wood type, black ink and a Vandercook letterpress, she prints five to seven word phrases of what she calls words to live by. A closer read reveals these phrases, when stripped down to their most essential, blossom into powerful mantras, bolstering us all toward certainty.
WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER was printed by Paper Jam Press using a typecase without enough T's to be able to print the whole thing at once. This means it was printed in three passes. WE ARE...BETTER...TOGETHER. Truer words have never been spoken.
Paper Jam Press pieces are pared down, unadorned, and striking in their carefully considered simplicity. That’s a big part of what makes them so mantra-worthy. Fun fact: WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER was printed using a typecase without enough T’s to be able to print the phrase all at once, meaning the print went through the press three times. Which is to say, producing this edition was a manner of meditation on the meaning of the phrase itself—bringing it all together is where the beauty lies ... Read more on the blog!
+ Each piece is hand-pressed to order by the artist.
+ The paper is sized 14.75" x 10.75". The size of the words on the page are approximately 7.5" x 7.5".
+ All orders for this edition are final sale and not eligible for discount or return.
Somerset Mouldmade 100% Cotton Printmaking Paper and Rubber Based Ink
15"x11" | edition of 200