This editorial and poster were created for my college Movement and Influence class, Fall 2011. The assignment called to create a piece that used deconstruction, a pastiche, appropriation, or vernacular. I chose to do a pastiche of the board game, Operation, to explain the art of typography --- a part of graphic design I love very much.
I felt like there are many similarities between the board game and creating successful typography. Just like carefully removing a 'Funny Bone' or an 'Adam's Apple,' you can look a piece of type and remove a 'Bowl' or 'Stroke.' As I worked on the project, I found . myself taking a literal approach to comparing operation or surgery with typography. People may bald and it affects their image/attractiveness so they go to a doctor. A poor piece of typography (like the benign tumor that is comic sans) can affect the overall quality of a piece so that piece needs to go to a doctor, too. It just so happens, a designer can be a doctor.
I wanted to explore these similarities between these two subjects and present them in a humorous, yet informational way. Editorial work is my career path and I loved having to blend the cartoonish, Operation elements into a professional spread. I think it would obviously appeal to fellow designers, but also to people unaware of how much effort and skill goes into creating the type they see all around them