Type Specimen Book: Pacman
Type Specimen Book
Outside and inside of the book cover
Table of Contents Spread
Chapter two spread
Spread in chapter three
Spread in chapter three
Spread in chapter one
Design Rationale

     The goal for this project was to create a Type Specimen book centered around one of Adrian Frutigers' typefaces. After looking through all of Frutigers' typefaces, I narrowed it down to the Centennial Typeface. I wanted to make my book fun and interesting to look at, as well as make it personal. After researching the Centennial typeface, I discovered it was made in the 80s. I love the 80s era with music, style, and games so I wanted to make something that related to the 80s. I originally wanted to do an arcade theme, but after consideration I narrowed it down to one specific, iconic, arcade game of the 80s: Pacman!

     For the design elements of the book, I wanted to incorporate, obviously, Pacman himself. But I also wanted to include more elements of the game so I incorporated the ghosts, the cherrys' as the page numbers, and the squares Pacman eats. I also incorporated the arcade machine aspects as well, such as the start and game over screen of a game and the Pacman arcade machine as well. I wanted the layouts to be unique and fun to look upon, so each spread is different since each level of Pacman is setup differently. For the color scheme, I wanted to stick to the colors of Pacman which were: yellow, black, white, red, pink, and blue.

     Overall, the goal for this project was to create an fun and interesting type specimen book to convey Frutigers' typeface, Centennial, and the book totally meets that goal.

    

Type Specimen Book: Pacman
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Type Specimen Book: Pacman

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