Excess: Volume 2

Looking at the history of writing in various cultures, when the emphasis of legibility is removed, or when the familiarity of the signs and symbols of a foreign culture is not present, this enables the viewer to see writing as a singular image, rather than a system of complementary forms working together in order to communicate an idea.

When I look at typography of a different language, or alphabets and writing of a different era, I have found that it is easier to respond to the shapes in front of me on a purely formal level. This collection of images is focused on my own design of a "purely formal" set of Fraktur capitals.

20 Pages / 375mm x 520mm / Newsprint