Typography 2, Fall 2018
Plastics was created for Typography 2 at Northeastern University, under the guidance of Professor Mark Laughlin. This project focuses on the importance of building a hierarchy of images and text in visual design–one flexible and comprehensive enough to work for the entire length of a book. You'll find six distinct and regular levels of hierarchy in this book.
With this book, I chose to call attention to the mass pollution of our oceans with plastics. Not only does this issue deeply concern me and require attention across a variety platforms, but the visual opportunities for a project like this seemed endless. In designing hierarchies for my book, I purposefully contradicted natural size relationships between plastics, marine animals, and the ocean itself to underscore the enormity of our plastics problem. The book's own aesthetics imitate the bright and synthetic characteristics of harmful plastics.
87 pgs, text pulled from "Plastics in the Marine Environment" by Kara Lavender Law.