When Cameron Moll visited Brooklyn Bridge, a lightbulb moment allowed him to create a project three years in the making – a print entirely made of typography. While he’s already done the Roman Colosseum and the Salt Lake Temple before as letterpress posters, Brooklyn Bridge was different.
The Sarasota, FL native, during his trip, called the bridge “stunning” and he “immediately fell in love” – he went there several times to photograph and research a lot. He took this photo, which became the “blueprint” of the project. He said it allowed him to capture the entire bridge; all while showing its intricate details – stone, wire, and Gothic arches:
He finalized his idea and created a Kickstarter project out of it. Funded last November 10, 2013, the project had 587 backers pledging $64,597 more than 6 times the original goal of $10,000. The letterpress print is a limited edition run of only 1,500 copies. Here’s the result:
Here are a few close ups:
Interestingly enough, he hides certain messages within the artwork. Here, he inserts John Roebling’s name – the guy who designed the Brooklyn Bridge.
He also paid homage to those who died during the bridge’s construction. You can find them throughout the artwork, but in the following image you can see the last names Burns, Donahue, and Johnston:
Of course, he adds a personal touch as well. Here are some of Moll’s favorite locations in Brooklyn (One Girl Cookies, Bien Cuit, and Nu Hotel):
And of course, signed!
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