Jack Stauffacher

Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design

Jack Stauffacher

Wooden Letters from 300 Broadway (eM), 1998
Monoprint on French Rives mold-made paper
Collection SFMOMA

March 02 - June 30, 2002

Featuring approximately 25 prints drawn from three recently acquired portfolios, Jack Stauffacher: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design highlights the experimental work of Jack Stauffacher, who has operated the Greenwood Press in San Francisco's North Beach area since 1947 and is widely considered to be one of the preeminent letterpress printers/book designers in the Bay Area. Stauffacher works in the letterpress tradition but also experiments with typographical conventions, using traditional woodblock letterforms to create semiabstract graphic compositions.