Cosmetic Typography Surgery
The brief, set by the International Society of Typographical Designers (ISTD), was to typographically explore the theme of fakery. This submission explored the fascinating parallels between the processes of cosmetic fakery in both the human body and typography. It was awarded with a merit. The publication was aimed at designers and typographers although it intends to be deceivingly medical related. It aims to entertain and educate the reader about typography. The two themes offer many similarities in ideas, language and imagery. These were exploited to create the final content, aesthetic and physical object which was finally bound using a sewing machine to reference medical stitching.
Special production finishes included binding, embossing, perforating, mixing of stocks and silver foiling. Only the bespoke silver foiling was outsourced.