"Margaret Hamilton wasn’t supposed to invent the modern concept of software and land men on the moon. It was 1960, not a time when women were encouraged to seek out high-powered technical work."

Rocket (wo)Man is a 25 page publication about Margaret Hamilton, the programmer behind the Apollo 11 launch and one of the founding women of computer science. Researched and designed over the course of 5 weeks, this project allowed me to study the interaction of type hierarchies and their integration with images.

The pages were printed onto transfer paper sheets, which were then heatpressed onto dot matrix paper. This gives the project a french fold and a unique textile feel that is reminiscent of the dot matrix paper that the Apollo source code was originally printed on. Finally, the pages were bound with heavy manilla cardstock in order to give it an authentic case-file feel.
"Margaret Hamilton wasn’t supposed to invent the modern concept of software and land men on the moon. It was 1960, not a time when women were encouraged to seek out high-powered technical work."