Typographic Classifications

Part of my experience in design courses was taking two different typography focused classes. After taking these I have come to love and hate typography. I love how it can be used to create beautifully set language, but I hate how easy it is to mess it up. There is a fine line between good type and bad type. This project was designed to explore to historical and present day typographic classification systems. We were tasked to create an accordion style layout that embraced the systems while also using imagery that relates to each class of type. I chose to use architectural images as a means of defining the type, placing them on a perceived timeline that can translate into a skyline. One aspect of the finished 80 inch spread that I really enjoy is how interactive it is. As seen in the video below, the user experience of flipping though the pages and revealing the design as a whole is something that can be different each time you look at it.