Melissa Kaup Augustine – Elemental


c. 2006
edition of 53


“elemental” is a celebration of the four elemental forces of nature, appreciating both the malevolence and benevolence. To signify the human struggle with the beauty, passion, and destructive power of nature, each element–Fire, Water, Earth, and Air–is accompanied with an appropriate quote by a passionate artist–Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Allen Poe, Lord Byron, and Frida Kahlo.

Melissa Kaup-Augustine is a graphic designer also teaching typography, graphic design, and book design in the Bay Area. Recently rediscovering the beauty of tones and textures of the letterpress, “elemental” is the first publication of Lizard Press.

Handprinted on Johannot mould made paper using a combination of digitally created polymer plates and vintage wood type and bound with a printed rice paper wrap.

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