This letter machine and font were designed by deconstructing the elements of classical fraktur fonts. Picking apart the different elements that make the fraktur letters so recognisable and re-making them as individual elements for building new letters. The project consists of a hand-made metal frame, wooden blocks, black ink and a pressing plate. When used correctly, the system functions as a small portable letterpress. The resulting letter depends on the one operating the press.
The frame is accompanied by a small book consisting custom letters made by friends and teachers, showcasing the variety of possibilities with a small set of basic shapes.