W.A.S.T.E. Proof Prints

This is a large-format portfolio of ten lithographic “proof prints,” along with an accompanying set of extended captions. The prints were produced as B1 (1000 × 707 mm) lithographs by Linnetts Proofing Ltd. (London), and the captions output as laser prints on U.S. Legal format paper (8.5 × 14 in.). Each print was produced in an edition of one, along with a working minimum of twenty-four waste sheets.

The W.A.S.T.E. captions were produced using TEX, an automated typesetting program written by Donald Knuth in 1979 to facilitate professional typographic production by a wide range of users, particularly in the mathematic and scientific communities. As opposed to industry-standard page-layout softwares that implement a “What You See Is What You Get” (WYSIWYG) paradigm, TEX produces “What You See Is What You Mean” (WYSIWYM) by using plain text files and a semantic mark-up language compiled on-the-fly to produce final pages.

Individual prints or the complete portfolio are available to purchase on request here.

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