TYPOMANIAC: THE STORY OF TYPE

The narrative of the Story begins with the introduction of TYPE, a god-like figure who liberates words and letters alike, no matter what family they rise from. From then on, typekind separated itself from mankind, developing its own society. From birthing and smithing of new letters to development of an entertainment culture to darker aspects such as the mafia, typekind came far, even going into the higher sciences of type cloning and glyph engineering. Then, the typomaniacs attacked- rogue masses that swallow whole type families up. Typekind as it once was was destroyed. Slowly, with the help of man, typekind regains its former glory- it’s only a matter of time.

To combine my love of illustration and design, I ran with a graphic narrative, crafting “Typomaniac: The Story of Type” using quotes by prominent designers. Creating a world and history out of the culture and progression surrounding type, I aim to give a glimpse of the versatility and imaginativity that can be typography. The pieces are arranged in chronology; from the beginning of the Story to the end and epilogue.

I AM TYPE

David & Goliath

The Workshop

Big W Is Watching

Hundreds

The Horror

Ballroom Dancing

The Question

Manipulation

The Future

The Typomaniacs

Palette


  • For Digital Illustration for AP Studio Art Portfolio Concentration

  • Date 2015

  • Type Digital Illustration

  • Softwares Used Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5

  • Hours Per Piece ~3.5 hrs

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