Typography of place

Bridging Module


Typography of place will focus on responses to the changing use of land in the surroundings of the student through a series of typographic ‘snapshots’. The snapshot will take the form of large-format printed maps, typographically communicating one of the four aspects:

  1. Changing use of land and buildings caused by shifts in market
  2. Shift in out-of-state-scenery
  3. Depopulation of small villages
  4. Transformation of transport

Think about how information can be documented and represented as visually engaging compositions of words and letters. Try to communicate the language of a physical space: its size and shape; the activity that takes place there; its tone of voice etc. Letterforms and how we use them to give ‘voices’ to things through consideration of size, font, case, position on the page etc.