Nicholas Yeager's work integrates papermaking, lettering, printmaking, type design, bookbinding, engraving, metalsmithing, and woodworking techniques to create book related art.
Currently, his work involves emulating 19th century innovations in watermark technology, as well as hand paper-making techniques. A recent project making wove paper with ruled-line watermarks offers instruction on how this type of paper was made for use as stationery prior to the development of ruling pen machines.
Percussive Roman is a typeface that inverts and plays with the conventions of printing. In 2015, Nicholas Yeager traveled across the US on a motorcycle, visiting 13 libraries. His blog, Motoscribeni describes some of the items that he found while studying historic calligraphic writing manuals. Percussive Roman and its companion Spelling Alphabet are a result of Yeager's research. The letters are an interpretation of Giovann Francesco Cresci's inscriptional forms.
The Spelling Alphabet is reminiscent of a 19th century game played by children learning their alphabet.
In the Fall of 2020, Yeager purchased a Davis/Hodges hollander beater to process pulp for his papermaking efforts.
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