Pantographice

This leaflet is part of an ongoing collaboration between Ditto Press and the Werkplaats Typografie. The outside features a translation by William Wallace of part of the first chapter — including the typo’s — from Pantographice. Christophori Scheiner published this book in 1631 to share with the world, an invention he made 28 years earlier: the Pantograph.

According to Scheiner, he fitted four wooden rods by means of needles and copied a picture of St Ignatius. One copy on a larger scale, around which he drew a series of distorted versions. If so, this poster is a remake of the very first image ever recreated using a Pantograph. And as such, a reproduction of the very first — theoretically perfect — reproduction.

client: Ditto Press | date: 2010 | format: stencil print | size: 29,7 x 42 cm