This was a two-part project as part of my 3rd year Advanced Typography course at University. Students were to research a Tasmanian story or myth, write a 300 word synopsis of the chosen story/ myth, and extract several key points in time from the story to construct an infographic timeline using only typography.
The second part of the project was to experiment with typography extensively to draw key themes from the story/ myth, and develop the experiments into a concept.
My chosen story was that of the disappearance of 20 year old Victorian pilot Frederick Valentich over Bass Straight in 1978. (http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2008/10/06/2383131.htm)
Some of the key themes I drew from the story are mystery, confusion, panic, break-down in communications, the unknown and unseen.
The final resolution was a three part poster series constructing a narrative of the story - not only conveying the story, but expressing pace, panic, confusion, mystery etc. The posters are intended to be viewed next to each other from left to right.
The timeline and poster series are intended to be viewed independently from each other as they are two separate outcomes with no visual or expressive links to each other.
I have listed the two final outcomes first, and below are progression of timeline design concepts and experiments with typography.