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    Design and creation of an interactive and experimental typographic glossary
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Experimentation with hand binding techniques. Right on top is the second prototype I created.
The Air Ace comic is in fact an original WWII comic that was an initial source of inspiration for the size of the glossary. This changed during rapid prototyping when I decided to make the glossary more 'compact.'
The glossary is made as a winged accordion, which compels the reader to open the flaps in order to view the contents. This was a decision made in order to increase the level of interraction the reader has with this book in the hopes of making a glossary something enjoyable and fun to go through.
The body copy of the glossary followed the theme of WWII and each working example was chosen with careful consideration in a way that would best portray and explain the respective type term.
The numbering system follows a colour coding scheme that uses shades of black and shades of red, which were the two basic colours that in collaboration with the brief, I selected for the project. The colours black and red were selected as I felt they best represented the theme of war, and worked well as a combination.
The final product - Dear Type. 
My source of inspiration for this project was WWII as it is a subject I am most passionate about, as well as that I saw a lot of similarities between this event in history and typography. Like WWII, typography is made of numerous individual elements that when combined form he subject of typography, without which the subject becomes incomplete. 
Following this theme, careful consideration was given to the choice of stock, type, colours used as well as the format and packaging of the book which was all executed in a manner that continued elements of its inspiration. This could be seen from the body copy of the glossary down to the overall packaging of the glossary which is similar to the methods incorporated for mail/post during the 1940s. 
The book itself therefore follows the format of a series of letters, addressed to the respective type terms. In accordance with this, I named the glossary 'DEAR TYPE.'