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.
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.