Moonshine is a collaborative print project by graphic designers Shiva Nallaperumal and Henry Becker. It is a series of prints where the artists use visual elements (typography, Cartography, emblems et. al.) from books and documents from the 19th and early 20th centuries that have now lost relevance to the original contexts in which they were created in. These previously unrelated elements are given new contexts when collaged together, with the format of the poster and over all style tying them together into a series. 

The elements used here act as signposts for their respective eras in time and the artists aim to explore history not as a linear progression of events but as a fertile ground for conversation. The democratization of information in the internet era has opened new opportunities for artists and practitioners to explore history with the freedom to cut, move and re-imagine it to create an abstract narrative form. All images used in the collages are from digital archives of libraries that have made the content open source. 
We chose Brevier Viennese by Ellmer Stephan & Johannes lang as the primary typeface for the project for its relevance to the theme and era referenced. For text setting we requested David Jonathan Ross for a license of his as yet unreleased typeface Fern and he happily obliged. Fern will soon be published by Font Bureau.
 
Babel
 
Mark
 
Raploch
 
Calendar
 
Globetrotter
 
Fosilla
The compositions were screen printed in a limited run of 50 prints per poster
 
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Moonshine Prints

Moonshine is a collaborative print project by graphic designers Shiva Nallaperumal and Henry Becker. It is a series of prints where the artists u Read More
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