About this piece:
Inspired by the visual language of typographic forms, Scrollpoems is a poetry series themed around individual characters of punctuation. Each box contains a poem composed of that character on a 1965 Royal Eldorado typewriter.
The project was originally conceptualized and created during the 2015 MCBA / Jerome Books Arts Mentorship series, hosted by the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts and the Jerome Foundation. The project was created by myself under the mentorship of Monica Larson, Chip Shilling, and Mary Hark. As well as the staff of MCBA, including Jeff Rathermel, and Anna Brederson, and my fellow mentees.
chipboard, bookcloth, ink, tyvek, brass, paper
About the artist:
lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Brandon Alvarado is a printmaker and book artist, currently living in the Twin Cities. His work is framed by his background and education in Graphic Design. His practice leverages the visual language of typography and modern design systems with printmaking and the tradition of concrete and visual poetry. His work often revolves around process and has recently explored programmatic, iterative techniques inspired by computing and technology.