83M80: Letterpress in the digital era ︎

A movable type face that prints digital errors with traditional leterpress printers.

83M80, Letterpress in the digital era


An exploration of the influence of technology in visual communication, from the days of the letterpress to the Internet era. Focusing on errors and misconceptions from developing technologies, 83M80 preserves these aesthetic cues by representing them in a movable typeface.


Metal cast movable typeface, with 10 different styles. Whole set  is +400 characters, contained in a custom built letterpress case, built from vintage Hamilton cases.


Accquired by the private collection of Harvard University.
A collaboration with MRKA.