filler words (series)

2018
Letterpress print series


This series consists of 28 collected filler word phrases often used in colloquial speech and writing. They may not be verbally necessary, but why do we use them? They help us pause, reflect, and deliver words with a neutral cadence, serving as a filter for the potent thoughts we intend to articulate. 

These prints were created with acrylic letterforms, designed and laser etched with the repeating word “filler.” Just as filler words serve as in-between moments for us in speech and writing, “filler” here serves as the “filling” physical embodiment of letterforms.