Harmonious & Incongrious Method
“If something is boring after two min, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen.
Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.” – John Cage
With one poem, one photographer, and a historical typeface we were assigned to create a double-sided poster that worked as a booklet as well. One side was to be harmonious, and the other side needed to be incongruous.
The Poem I chose was " Method" by John Cage, a poem that follows the prose form he called “mesostic” which is a poem, in which middle letters in each line form a word or words. To go with this poem, I chose Michel Wolfs photography series " architecture of density." A photography style aimed to document the rural areas of Hong Kong. Last but not least the historical typeface used for this project was Times New Roman, Regular. A typeface that designers often look down on because of its reputation and convention of being a default corporate font.
Poetry - Method
Photography - Architecture Of Density
Times New Roman Regular
36 x 48 inch poster
12 x 18 inch booklet