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EINSTEIN'S DREAMS

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EINSTEIN'S DREAMS

Einstein's Dreams is an award-winning experimental book that reimagines five chapters from Alan Lightman's novel, Einstein's Dreams. This project conceptually explores different representations of time by experimenting with structure, grid, material, and typography. 

 
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The Book Box

The book box is made from black and white acrylic. The pieces were laser cut and put together by hand. The black and white letters extend out in a dramatic and rhythmic way that represents the repetition and movement of time, two major themes from the novel.

THe Chapters

The book is made up of five chapters. Each chapter explores a different representation of time and emulates that experience through typography, color, material, and structure.

 

April 14, 1905 - Time is an endless circle.

May 3, 1905 - Time is irrational.

June 2, 1905 - Time flows backward.

June 25, 1905 - Time is countless copies.

June 11, 1905 - Time is past and present with no conceivable future.


Awards

Communication Arts - Typography Annual - 2019

Red Dot - Junior Award - 2018

Applied Arts - Student Award Winner - 2018

SCAD Secession - Silver Medalist - 2018 

Type Directors Club - Certificate of Typographic Excellence - 2018

 
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EINSTEIN DREAMS OF POSTERS

This typographic experiment is inspired by the book “Einstein’s Dreams” by Alan Lightman, a fictional collage about different conceptions of time. Since repetition and movement are common themes throughout the novel, the poster uses recurrent graphic patterns while creating a sense of movement as the letters jump outwards. The high contrasting black-and-white letters give an optical illusion effect. As a stylistic nod to the early 1900s, the time when “Einstein’s Dreams” is set, the poster features a modified version of the Alternate Gothic font from 1903.

 
 
 

Awards

Red Dot - Junior Award - 2018

Type Directors Club - Certificate of Typographic Excellence - 2018