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Method / Poster Booklet

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Harmonious & incongruous Method

With one poem, one photographer, and a historical typeface we were assigned to create a double-sided poster that also worked as a booklet. One side was to be harmonious, and the other side needed to be incongruous. 

The Poem I chose was "Method" by John Cage, a poem that follows the prose form he called “mesostic” which is a poem, in which middle letters in each line form a word or words. 

To go with this poem, I chose Michel Wolfs photography series "architecture of density." A photography style aimed to document the rural areas of Hong Kong. 

The historical typeface used for this project is Times New Roman. A typeface designers often look down upon because of its reputation / convention of being a default corporate typeface. A redrawn version of the original typeface Times. 

Doublesided Poster + booklet

John Cage
Poetry - Method

Michael Wolf
Photography - Architecture Of Density

Times New Roman, Regular
Typography

36 x 48 inch poster
12 x 18 inch booklet

“If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.”
– John Cage