nautilus is a letterpress work, inspired by the airform constructions of architect wallace neff. it began with looking at a wooden type of the letter d on its side, and how such a shape reflected the silhouette of neff’s domes. the text/poem is simply a stream of words created using the letters that make up the word nautilus. since neff’s organic forms were inspired by the nautilus, it seemed to make sense to riff off of it.

the print was created in an edition of 45, each signed and numbered, and each printed on a piece of 1890’s ledger paper. variations were created by printing some pieces more than once, while others included shifts of the paper on the press.