book design by: Mallory Adams
class: Typography 2
Adobe CC Illustrator and Indesign
its been quite a hectic semester, but i see how much it has pushed me as an artist.
the class was required to produce a thirty-six page book on the principles of typography. topics to be chosen ranged from typographic terms, aesthetics, the grid, etc. the book was concept driven and taken from topics including science, math, history, geography, and more. all the artwork for the work was vector based graphics to be illustrated by the designer.
the subject i choose for my book was based on the global issue of sea level rise. it was further broken down to the factors that contribute to sea level rise, including pollution, global warming, and thermal expansion. The typographic content i chose to be illustrated through sea level rise were type characters including the alphabet and glyphs; punctuation including dashes, quotation marks, leading to hanging punctuation; settings including kerning and leading; and how they all fit on a grid i used to symbolize the rise in sea levels.
this project really pushed me to think conceptually and creatively. i had to be sure to develop a strong concept that i could portray abstractly, but still have a clear message. it was definitely a struggle to think outside the box and to create something aesthetically pleasing, but still remain true to the the principles of type and the fluidity of my subject matter. for a subject matter that is strong, surging, and powerful, it was definitely a challenge to portray that with the most delicate of hand. using thin line strokes and smaller set type was definitely an unexpected approach, but it helped to keep the look of the book modern and clean.
i feel that i accomplished more than i thought i could, but i’m definitely not drawing the line there. i hope to learn so much more in the semesters to come and continue to grow more as an artist. i’m open to constructive criticism which can help mold and shape me to be the best i can.