This project is about storytelling through language and typography using poetry. As a designer we often must work under certain limitations, working with limitations often forces us to be experimental. The objective of this project is to experiment with typography (and not illustration) to create a composition that is appropriate to the meaning of the poem. This project builds on the knowledge of and familiarity with letterforms. Experimentation is key, while maintaining consistency in the anatomy of the typeface and considering the expressiveness of type in relation to the message. The outcome will be a black and white poster using only typography.
Original Lyrics by Jessica Curry
"I have stood knee deep in mud and bone and filled my lungs with mustard gas. I have seen two brothers fall. I have lain with holy wars and copulated with the autumnal fallout. I have dug trenches for the refugees; I have murdered dissidents where the ground never thaws and starved the masses into faith. A child's shadow burnt into the brickwork. A house of skulls in the jungle. The innocent, the innocent, Mandus, trod and bled and gassed and starved and beaten and murdered and enslaved. This is your coming century! They will eat them Mandus, they will make pigs of you all and they will bury their snouts into your ribs and they will eat your hearts."
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