Studio Elana Schlenker

Gratuitous Type No.2

Gratuitous Type is an ongoing project I publish, edit, and design. Issue 2 of this pamphlet of typographic smut includes conversations with Astrid Stavro, Buffalo Zine, El Celso, Damien Gautier, Martine Mathijsen, Rob Lowe, Visual Editions, and Wayne White; a special centerfold project from Mark Pernice; and a silkscreened insert created by Kathryn Murray. Printed in an edition of 1,000.

Magazine printed by Prolific Group

Stickers printed by Labels Unlimited

Letter screenprinted by Axelle Fine Arts

Hand stamped, assembled and numbered


2012 Art direction Graphic design Gratuitous Type Magazine Offset Orange Purple Saddle stitch Screenprint Sticker


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