WSU Art Museum: Abby Larson

Artwork by Nancy Chunn in 1996. Photo taken in WSU Art Museum, March 22, 2018.

This piece of art was interesting to me because it turned the commonplace newspaper into something unexpected. The artist, Nancy Chunn, created the piece in 1996. The artist seems to have added her own interpretation of what each article is about to the newspaper, paying special attention to color, size, spacing, and uniformity. All of the art created by the artist goes together, cohesively and seamlessly. I like if you don’t read the text, both the newspaper and her art, while more than a decade old, could look like it was made today. The fonts, colors, and mediums are all design choices that have withstood the test of time.

I would like to try and work this into my typeface.  I want my font to be something that is not only visually appealing now, but also in the future. I am going to make it interesting enough that you have to look at it for more than a second to understand it, and yet elegant enough that, like Chunn’s work, you don’t necessarily have to read all the text to understand the emotions the piece is trying to convey.

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