The first poster is designed using Josefin Slab with the text from Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. I was struck by the individualism advocated by the book and specifically by this soliloquy taken from the court scene. My first attempts were to exalt the "I" above everything, but the more I read the text and reflected on it, I remembered the character never screamed his beliefs, he just lived them.
My final piece has the title of the typeface separating the calm of the text from the chaos the letterforms represent. I chose to do the poster completely in black and white because the main character sees everything through the light of black and white. The letter forms I wanted to be shades of gray because the novel is an ideal and life isn't always black and white.
The second poster was a type specimen poster featuring Kabel. I chose the colors from a poster created in 1927, the same year the typeface was created. Ultimately, I chose to let the type have its own say. I did not feel I could add to what the original creator tried to demonstrate through his work.