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Planthouse Flat File

Road Signs: A Back Room Affair at Planthouse and Martin Mazorra author of the
self-title Language of Flowers, founder of Cannonball Press, and longtime advocate of straightforward printmaking and affordable art. This exhibit showcases a selection from a recent atlas of Americana signage celebrated in stunning black and white interstate articulated woodcut images and wood type typography all letterpress printed on luxurious fabric banners. These embellishments echo the stark economy and generic signage that one might find on any highway or roadside, and are chock-full of directives, both pithy and humorous. The text publicizes invented locations and common distractions, peppered with psychological and self-effacing satire, enticing the mind to drift as it does when driving or behind the wheel.
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