Typographic Signage Project
A School (SCAD) Project that explores the attack on American civil liberties during the proposed Cordoba House, aka the Ground Zero Mosque, in 2009
The Cordoba House, aka 51 Park, but better known in the media as the Ground Zero Mosque was such topic. At the time, only a year from the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Cordoba House debate began to heat up, making New York City a national point of interest. With all the media surrounding this touchy subject, I felt the focus on the mosque was a good jumping off point for my project.
My design solution was a campaign in alignment with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to help show respect for all cultures. The campaign was to be placed on New York’s MTA buses and trains. To me this avenue made the most sense, as it would garner the most amount of visual traffic. This poster series focuses on various American virtues: respecting values, diversity, community, the American dream and the rights of the first amendment. Each poster focused on one of these statements and supported it with facts and commentary from my research paper. As an experimental type piece I wanted to show the vibrancy, power and weight that words have and how typography could be used to create impact.