[Week 11] Meaning / Narrative – Presence / Awareness

ASSIGNMENT: Take a narrative structure and translate it into an object. What stories do objects tell? What is the story your object is telling?

Every word has its own story which is the meaning. For example, “Book” is a number of pieces of paper. However, a person who does not know the word “Book” or does not know English might not expect the story of the word only with its shape.  I would like to express the meaning of each word with typo design.

  1. Book  (N. A book is a number of pieces of paper, usually with words printed on them, which are fastened together and fixed inside a cover of stronger paper or cardboard. Books contain information, stories, or poetry, for example.)

If “K” is rotated its direction, it looks like open books. I changed “K” to hardcover and papers.

2. Crush (V.  To crush something means to press it very hard so that its shape is destroyed or so that it breaks into pieces.)

I wanted to express the movement that the word expressed. I changed the direction of “C” and made it bold to give heavy weight to it. Then I used a relatively  thin font for the remain letters and put all of them on the right edge of the layout to make “Rush” squeezed by heavy “C”.

3. Over (PREP. If one thing is over another thing or is moving over it, the first thing is directly above the second, either resting on it, or with a space between them.)

The below picture is the image when I think about “Over”. I used an invisible bar to express the word and made the tail of “R” is over the bar.