Above image credit: Lucy Foster
A Plant in the Wrong Place.
Loose Leaf Type Specimen Book.
A Plant in the Wrong Place explores the idea that a weed being nothing more than a plant growing in the wrong
place. It represents feelings of mixed identities; the feeling of never quite belonging in the certain
spaces, spending your life in the wrong place.
The etchings of common garden weeds are combined with fleurons (a type glyph which takes on
the form of leaf of flower) from the Caslon type family. Also known as a printers flower these
‘plants’ where born within a world of metal, ink and paper.
These two representations of plants in the wrong place are combined to produce a loose leaf type
specimen book. Playing with the ideas of type specimens books produced by type designers and
the type specimen, the specimen in which the scientific naming is attached.

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