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Subjective Typographic


Keywords & Themes

Typography Design

Publication Design








Project Brief

Design a conceptual encyclopedia that organises a collection of experimental typographic works that you have created in response to workshop provocations.

The task is to design an encyclopaedia that arranges the outcomes of your experimental typographic investigations, following an organisational logic of your choosing.

Project Rationale

“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier, and simpler.”

This assignment is a documentation of my emotional journey through this pandemic. This assignment encapsulates Fear, Chaos, Numb, and Calm.

Initially, when the pandemic started, the predominant emotion everyone faced was fear. It was the fear of the virus, fear of falling sick, fear of death, fear of losing the job, etc. But soon, this fear led to chaos. Lockdowns were announced, and people started hoarding. They hoarded medical supplies, food, drinks, tissues - whatnot. And this led to chaos. People were panicking. Supermarkets were out of sanitizers, tissues, food, etc., and people were frantically looking for them. The fear and never-ending confusion continued to a point where most of the people fell numb. We were constantly exposed to failing healthcare infrastructures, which contributed to a lot of people dying. We were constantly exposed to the havoc Covid-19 created in our lives that, to date, this episode of Black Mirror hasn’t ended.

Amidst all this, I can only wish we see the light at the end of this tunnel soon - Calm.


Proposed Strategy

I have divided this publication into four sections since this encyclopaedia encapsulates Fear, Chaos, Numb, and Calm– each section has a group of letters that captures a dedicated emotion. The letters have been designed keeping in mind the various feelings instigated by fear, chaos, numbness, and calmness. In addition, a few pages feature the meaning of the feeling being communicated through the alphabet to enhance the emotive value further.  

Duration 28
Gemma O’Brien
Typography image, _Entomophobia_ using type to illustrate fear of bugs
Weekly Work Pieces 2018
Fear silhouettes icons (901191) _ Illustrations _ Design Bundles
Type in Motion Posters
Graphic Design Trends 2021 Typography Design Chaos Poster Design by Zeka Design
Marcos Faunner
Gary Percival
#Type #Typography #Design #Scanography
Poster Design Everyday
A Poster Every Day by Magdiel Lopez
really cool typographic posters
'Mindstorm' by en-tyrael on DeviantArt
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Final Design

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