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Type Experiments—The Pillow Book

Categories →
Typography/Photography/Video Editing

Year →
Spring 2021

Fonts In Use →
Akzidenz Grotesk(required)

Objective →
The goal is to explore the definition of experimentation and push the design and conceptual skills to new levels. Develop abstract concepts and personal interpretations through a selected film and a given typeface. Create movie posters and a movie trailer.

Approach →
After many rounds of type experiments, I chose the film The Pillow Book, a 1996 erotic film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, to go with the posters and trailer. I wrote calligraphy on the models' bodies and took a collection of pictures. The calligraphy on the skin resonates with the film, a melding of dark modern drama with idealized Chinese and Japanese cultural themes and settings, and centers on body painting.

Develop Abstract Concepts and Personal Interpretations of the film The Pillow Book in the Form of Type Experiments by Designing a Series of Typographic Posters and a Movie Trailer.

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