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A Song of Ice and Fire

Made for GRAP2682 Experimental Typography Workshop. Building upon the methods used and skills learnt over the past four weeks, the final work required the use of these methods or combinations of them to reinterpret titles of a trilogy (or more). My choice was George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, having five published titles under this series.

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  A Game of Thrones  and  A Dance With Dragons  uses calligraphy drawn with wooden sticks, while  A Clash of Kings ,  A Storm of Swords  and  A Feast for Crows  utilises woodblock printing.  I designed each title to be a reference to the title itself, or a visual interpretation of the title using letterforms—angled 3D-like letters picturing navigating through the game with orchestrated scheming and machinations, disorganised ‘clashing’ of letters in a jumble, sharp letterforms crossing one another, scattered letters like crows, and smooth calligraphy in a dance-like flow.  This was an effort to communicate visually purely through lettering, without the use of any background images. A consistent placement of the titles with the series title and author’s name brings them together as a body of work, while the use of various text colours differentiates the titles from one another. 

A Game of Thrones and A Dance With Dragons uses calligraphy drawn with wooden sticks, while A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords and A Feast for Crows utilises woodblock printing.

I designed each title to be a reference to the title itself, or a visual interpretation of the title using letterforms—angled 3D-like letters picturing navigating through the game with orchestrated scheming and machinations, disorganised ‘clashing’ of letters in a jumble, sharp letterforms crossing one another, scattered letters like crows, and smooth calligraphy in a dance-like flow.

This was an effort to communicate visually purely through lettering, without the use of any background images. A consistent placement of the titles with the series title and author’s name brings them together as a body of work, while the use of various text colours differentiates the titles from one another.