Experimental Type

Coraline.

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Objective

The prompt for this project was to experiment with the typeface Akzidenz-Grotesk Next to explore the realm of dreams. How do dreams manifest itself and how can one evoke the feeling of dreams through the use of type? These were some of the questions we had to tackle throughout the process of our explorations. 

Approach

Personally, the dreams that I remember the most are nightmares. In the explorations, I used charcoal, light, shadows, cut out type, and distorted the type through elements such as water and ink. The results of the exploration was a set of three posters for the movie Coraline. I decided to choose this movie because my most successful explorations were shadows of the type cast on the wall. These explorations reminded me of the world of Henry Selick's films, especially Coraline, where reality and the other world collide. 

Year of Completion

Spring 2021

Type of Project

Experimental Typography

Category

Typography,
Poster Design

Course Name

GR 619 Type Experiments

Instructor

David Hake

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