Cooper Coiffure, aka The Girl with the Cooper Black Hair, is a new print created at the P22 Studios by printer/printing historian Amelia Hugill-Fontanel on the Vandercook Universal III. The blocks are from the Pollack Printing Collection housed at P22, and feature the impressive 840-point Cooper Black wood type! The composition evokes Futurist advertising posters and early experimental modernist poster designs.
Check out more images and information on the process of the making of this print on Behance.
The printmaker is donating proceeds to GirlTrek, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and healing of black women and girls. In their own words: “In the footsteps of a civil rights legacy, GirlTrek is a national health movement that activates thousands of Black women to be change makers in their lives and communities—through walking.” They are the sponsors of a recent 21-day challenge podcast called Black History Bootcamp which motivates anyone to walk while learning about dynamic Black figures in history.
• 18.5” × 28”
• 5 ink colors
• Mohawk Renewal Wheat 120 lb. cover paper
• 50% of all sales go to GirlTrek
• Signed and numbered
• Limited edition of 19