Typesetting USA Ain't OK at Hamilton Ink Spot, MN

Typesetting USA Ain't OK at Hamilton Ink Spot, MN

USA Ain't OK (left), local pharmacy, St Paul (right)

USA Ain't OK (left), local pharmacy, St Paul (right)

USA AIN't OK!

My residency at Hamilton began two months ahead of the 2016 US presidential elections. It was impossible to ignore the pre-election hype; requests for party donations, organisations encouraging apathetic generations to vote and media exaggerated political scandals using incriminating documents. From the outside, things were looking polished and stable – from the inside, USA might not be ok. This print series reflects some of the subtle contradictions of a pre-election US. 

Printing with the SWORD of POWER

Printing with the SWORD of POWER

USA ain't OK/Cuba (left), USA ain't OK/Donations (right)

USA ain't OK/Cuba (left), USA ain't OK/Donations (right)


The USA Ain't OK series was developed using letterpress and serigraphy at Hamilton Ink Spot.
The 2016 International Residency was kindly supported by the City of St Paul and Hamilton