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typeface 2012

typeface is an ongoing series of typographic portraits featuring icons of popular culture. It started as a seminar work at KISD in 2010 when I was asked to create a typographic representation of a song lyric. I picked John Lennon’s »Imagine«, assembling Lennon’s face into what would become the first typeface of the series

All typefaces are set in a custom process. A typeface would typically take anywhere from ten to a hundred hours to assemble, based on the complexity of the motive.

Typeface David Lynch.

Typeface David Lynch.

Typeface Vinton Cerf.

Typeface Vinton Cerf.

Typeface David Bowie.

Typeface David Bowie.

Typeface Johnny Cash.

Typeface Johnny Cash.

Typeface Jack Nicholson.

Typeface Jack Nicholson.

Typeface John Lennon.

Typeface John Lennon.