jailhouse poems


I was fortunate to be one of nine people to work with Liz Canfield from VCU's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies department, to publish an edition of 50 letterpressed books containing original poems & artwork from men and women incarcerated in the Richmond County Jail.  

For this project, I printed three poems, over four different spreads.
The larger type was set by hand, while the poems were printed onto polymer sheets to be pressed later.
I used two different methods to press my handset type compositions:
Standard letterpress, which is an automatic full-roller inking
Iron hand letterpress, a manual inking process, demonstrated on the spread containing the gradient.


process & printing



kyle.tellier@gmail.com // 401.626.0260