The typography was created with inspiration from a poetic work, Tender Buttons, by an American writer of the twentieth-century, Gertrude Stein, 1914. The title, Tender Buttons, conjures up unexpected feelings when juxtaposing two familiar words of displacement from its usual context. Based on the concept, dramatic diagonal lines portraying hard and solid feelings of ‘button’ and curvilinear lines representing the softness of ‘tender’ were combined into letter design.
The three series of posters were inspired by optical illusion to represent the idea of inside and outside. They were created with exploration that impacts the process, tools and media have on a project’s graphic form that investigates ideas of the self, work, and light.
■ Exhibited: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017
■ Speaking Engagement: The 2017 Society of Typographic Arts Design Weekend
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