The objective of this assignment was to combine two seemingly dissimilar texts in a purely typographic solution that spans 52 pages. The final book cannot use any images and must balance legibility and reader attention solely through typographic expression. My goal was to guide the reader through all 52 pages without losing engagement or attention to concept.
Beginning with an essay by German designer Gui Bonsiepe titled Some Virtues of Design, I paired his dissertation with excerpts from George Orwell's 1984. As Bonsiepe describes his virtues, quotes from 1984 brashly interrupt the rhythm of the discussion, always set in full capitals against stark white. Sharp geometry, color contrast, and variance in type size and weight keep the spreads lively and aid readability. The result is a conversation between Bonsiepe's optimistic ideologies and the totalitarian mentality of Orwell's 1984 depicted dynamically with high contrast and bold typesetting.
This project was well-received by both classmates and typography professor Thomas Hull. In his words, "the work is prominent and striking. Demonstrating superior problem-solving skills and course-leading design solutions. A distinguished example of graphic design head and shoulders above peer work."