The Illimitable Border

The self-evidently named «Illimitable Border.» displayed in H. W. Caslon & Co.’s 1915 «Specimens of Types & Borders and Illustrated Catalogue of Printers’ Joinery and Materials» consists of 39 combinable units — a dot matrix design on a 4 × 4 grid — enabling the compositor to form pixel-like decoration of varying complexity. The catalogue showcases a selection of these inexhaustible permutations aside the respective elements in use.

— — —

For the non-alphabets project «The Illimitable Border.» is digitally reimagined using Illustrator-symbols as well as font files (.ufo/.otf) — these files are provided with nested components | symbols, making the global change of the basic element «nice and easy».