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    This project was ‘to translate a written, first person account of a significant event, into a typographic experience’ and the event I chose was t… Read More
    This project was ‘to translate a written, first person account of a significant event, into a typographic experience’ and the event I chose was the New York blackout of 1965. At the time this was the biggest blackout to date and it changed people, not for the worse but for the better. The year of 1965 was all about the growth of technology, people were obsessed and engrossed with it. So when the blackout happened and technology disappeared for the night the people of New York became warmer, friendly and concerned with others around them. There was a sense of excitement and escapism for some people, as if they were children again. The development of my idea started from the concept of shadows, where there is light there is a shadow and with the New York skyline was in complete darkness and the buildings being lit only by torches and the headlights coming from the blocked traffic created obscure angles and shapes. The final outcome is a 3-dimensional typographic installation. The angles are what give the installation energy, they are constantly changing, hiding and revealing themselves much like the people of New York as they became more open with one another that night. To see video of installation please visit: https://vimeo.com/159117104 Read Less
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