Wednesday, 28 - 03 - 2012
ISTD Brief 2012
Design a typographical response to the 1957 Sputnik 1 launch.
Focussing on the themes of fear and joy, discovery and innovation, I found a patent for a time travel machine and theory of travel that I printed on a napkin. The idea was that you would find this information, just as those in America stumbled upon the signals of Sputnik on their radios, and the initial feeling is of excitement. As the piece develops however, the type becomes more and more complex, denser and smaller, until the final spread reveals all, with a great sense of unease…