Type Experiments, Spring 2013 / Academy of Art University - MFA
For our final project in this class, we had to write and design a book. It had to be a personal narrative of a place or experience, and I decided to do one about the diverse neighborhoods of San Francisco as told through days spent in different cafes (because, coffee!) I sat and observed people, sipped endless cups of coffee, jotted down things I saw, overheard, and ate. Each neighborhood had a different vibe, and I loved it!
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INITIAL PHOTOS + LETTERING EXPLORATIONS
It was also one of the first projects I really experimented with using more lettering. Posting this three years later, it’s been fun to see how different my handwriting (and lettering) used to look! I started off writing several phrases onto paper before scanning it in. I later fix them in Photoshop to up the contrast and levels. I also visited several cafes around the city and attempted to take great photos with my SLR, only to end up loving the ones I took on my phone instead. Hahaha.
All the coffeeeeeee (shops).
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SELECT FINAL BOOK SPREADS
Then, I tried putting those phrases on top of photos and into my book spreads. I love the interaction of the lettering with the photos I took. The book was printed on sketchbook paper for that journal/gritty feel, french-folded, and perfect bound. This was one of my favorite projects that semester!
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Coffee City: SF
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Coffee City: SF

A book where I document different neighborhoods in San Francisco by the cups of coffee I consume along the way ;) Project done as a final project Read More
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