A - Print by Fox/Wang
Design is Play
"Our lowercase letter “a” is derived from Albrecht Dürer’s schema for blackletter construction published in 1538. Dürer’s line drawing breaks down the letter into component parts to reveal its design. We subvert this intent by reversing the diagram, flipping the negative spaces to positive ones. The resulting segments are then printed in a palette of modulated colors that further fragment (and deconstruct) the constructed letter. The poster layout utilizes Jan Tschichold’s non-arbitrary page proportioning system to suggest a book page with the image area as the text block."
Angie Wang and Mark Fox are designers at Design is Play in San Francisco. They teach typography and graphic design, respectively, at California College of the Arts (CCA).