Typography

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I grew up as a child of words. In a family of English majors, language and syntax were the subjects of my bedtime stories. Newspapers dotted my house, dictionaries decorated my table tops. It would take some time before the verbal and visual overlapped, and a new medium in my mind was discovered: typography.

The following pieces are excerpts from my Typography II course I completed in Spring 2017.


An early assignment focused on designing a branded series of architeture books about the works of Frank Gehry, Richard Neutra, and Louis Sullivan.
I aimed to use geometry as a uniting design element through the three works, taking on forms from box outlines to borders.

One of our final assignments for this course involved redesigning a selected text about the history of type. We were able to select our own images and typefaces and challenged to layout their combination in a cohesive set.
The focus on the early development of the printing process led me to a neutral and earth-tone color scheme. I chose to typeset the chapters in Bembo, an old style typeface as historical as the material it was representing.
My layouts were concerned with a healthy amount of whitespace and asymmetric balances, created to match the quiet tones of the color scheme.
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