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Designed by:
Sonya Clark, American  Search this
Bo Peng, Chinese  Search this
Manufactured by:
Swamp Press, American  Search this
Subject of:
Rita Dove, American, born 1952  Search this
Medium:
lead, tin and antimony alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2023.77.1a): 7/8 × 1/4 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.7 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1b): 7/8 × 3/16 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.5 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1c): 7/8 × 1/4 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.6 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1d): 7/8 × 9/16 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1e): 7/8 × 3/8 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.9 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1f): 7/8 × 3/8 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.9 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1g): 7/8 × 3/8 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 1 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1h): 7/8 × 1/4 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.6 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1i): 7/8 × 1/4 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.7 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1j): 7/8 × 5/16 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.7 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1k): 7/8 × 1/4 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.6 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1l): 7/8 × 3/16 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.4 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1m): 7/8 × 5/8 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 1.6 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1n): 7/8 × 1/4 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.6 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1o): 7/8 × 1/4 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.6 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1p): 7/8 × 3/16 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.5 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1q): 7/8 × 1/4 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.6 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1r): 7/8 × 1/4 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.7 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1s): 7/8 × 5/16 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.8 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1t): 7/8 × 5/16 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.8 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1u): 7/8 × 3/8 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.9 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1v): 7/8 × 1/4 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.6 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1w): 7/8 × 9/16 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 1.5 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1x): 7/8 × 5/16 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.8 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1y): 7/8 × 1/8 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 0.3 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (2023.77.1z): 7/8 × 3/8 × 1/2 in. (2.3 × 1 × 1.3 cm)
Type:
typefaces
fonts (type composition equipment)
type
Place made:
Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place purchased:
Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2022
Description:
A set of twenty-six characters for the Twist typeface designed by Sonya Clark. The abstract, curvilinear Twist typeface letters resemble loosely to tightly coiled curls of hair. Each piece of letterpress metal type (or hot type) has a rectangular body (or shank) cast with a lead, tin, and antimony alloy. At the printing end of the body is the Twist character, which prints when inked and pressed into paper. On the shoulder of each piece of type, at a lower level than the Twist character, is a small, capitalized, corresponding Roman typeface letter which allows easy identification of the Twist character. The identification mark does not print. The body has a nick near the bottom on one narrow edge and a groove cut into the bottom surface of the foot. The type is nestled side-by-side within four horizontal recesses inside the accompanying presentation box (2023.77.2). The font is arranged in alphabetical order, with A-F (2023.77.1a-f) in the top row, G-M (2023.77.1g-m) in the second row, N-U (2023.77.1n-u) in the third row, and V-Z (2023.77.1v-z) in the bottom row.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Hair  Search this
Identity  Search this
Typography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2023.77.1a-z
Restrictions & Rights:
© Sonya Clark
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Tools and Equipment-Crafting-Artistic-Image-making
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e380bc62-c208-4efa-a9ff-acd5a06c804f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2023.77.1a-z