- (typoet) - GIACOMO LEOPARDI
a typographic experience
- (typoet) is a typographic experience that deals with poetry combined with typography I designed on my very early stage as a graphic designer. The project at the time was simply called "one word, three letters and body copy" then to "one word, three letters, body copy and texture" and finally "one word, three letters, body copy and an image". Only four typefaces were allowed: Baskerville, Century, Century Gothic and Helvetica.
- From the simplistic goal of my first quarter typography class I decided to create meaning behind it and to turn this project around. That's when the idea for (typoet) came up.
Giacomo Leopardi happens to be my favorite poet of all times so I decided I could build something in his homage. The introduction for (typoet) reads:
(typoet) is a project which was created by embracing limitations.
It consists of an experiment/experience with type guided through a common theme: the Italian poet, Giacomo Leopardi. The interpretation of his writing lies within a word, three letters and body copy of his work; only four typefaces were allowed in: Baskerville, Century, Century Gothic and Helvetica. They range from a traditional look, which represents his time, and goes to a modern approach. To fully experience this project, flip this book and enjoy his work through its real essence: in Italian.