The Book is Always Better Than the Movie

As a final semester project students pick a film, download its entire script, and transform it into a (solely) typographic book. The book is their interpretation as ‘director’ of the film without using an existing logo, typography, or imagery from the film directly. Final book assembly/binding method, size, orientation, colors, and typographic choices must all support the directorial concepts.

Movie book artwork created by K.Waugh, B.Bailey, C.Sherman, A.Hendrik, and R.Stinehelfer.

This specific project is part of a Typography I studio-course. This course is an introduction to communication design with a strong emphasis on typography, developing a fundamental understanding of its structure, history, technology and application of principles of lettering. Typographic syntax, concept development and visual hierarchies are stressed. Design history research as it relates to each topic is incorporated.