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The Expressway Of Illusion And Delusion., Social Impact - Video Editing / Post-Production / Animation / Motion Graphics, College of DuPage, 2017
Universal Letter Design: Walking on the Keyboard, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Yonsei University, 2017
Instruments of Empowerment and Dialogue, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Parsons The New School for Design, 2017
Chopsticks, Commercial - Packaging Design, York Sheridan Joint Program In Design, 2017
photorealistic illustration , Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, The Art Institute of Seattle, 2017
The Victorian Era in the Modern Age: A Lecture Series, Fine Art - Animation / Motion Graphics, York University/Sheridan College, 2017
Moondust, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Liberty University, 2017
Eye, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2017
Rán Cosmetics, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2017
National Geographic Society | Rebranding, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Academy of Art University, 2017
Around the World Infographic, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Rhode Island School of Design, 2017
THE CLASSIC OF MOUNTAIN AND SEAS, Commercial - Packaging Design, Asia University, 2017
Chromascope, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2017
Guild Typeface, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, York Sheridan Joint Program In Design, 2017
the artist is an irish millennial, Fine Art - Illustration, National College of Art and Design, 2017
The Victorian Era in the Modern Age: A Lecture Series, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, York University/Sheridan College, 2017
Personal Identity - Jordan Jackson, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Humber College, 2017
Eun Jung Bahng, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Art Center College of Design, 2017
Real Life Collective Branding, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design, 2017
TEA FANS, Commercial - Packaging Design, Asia University, 2017
Eun Jung Bahng, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Art Center College of Design, 2017
Interseting People in My Life, Fine Art - Animation / Motion Graphics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
Twinster | Informational Website, Social Impact - Web / App / Game Design, Old Dominion University, 2017
Chromascope, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2017
World Noodle Festival, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Daejeon University, 2017
The Victorian Era in the Modern Age: A Lecture Series, Commercial - Web / App / Game Design, York University/Sheridan College, 2017
Colorful Voices , Fine Art - Illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2017
The British Army Values, YOU, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, George Brown College, 2017
I don't have an english name, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, National College of Art and Design, 2017
Young Peace-builders for Climate Action Branding and Identity, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Ateneo de Davao University, 2017
The Beauty behind The Beast, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 2017
It must be because it is a woman., Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Kookmin University, 2017
struggle.org, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2017
On all our graves, Fine Art - Illustration, National College of Art and Design, 2017
VGIK International Film Festival, Commercial - Video Editing / Post-Production, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2017
struggle.org, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2017
Internet of Things Research Project, Commercial - Web / App / Game Design, Waterford Institute of Technology, 2017
Big Joe Turner - Rough Cut Guide, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Old Dominion University, 2017
Architecture and Transitional Spaces | Poster Series, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Academy of Art University, 2017
Spice City - Spice Blends , Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, MIT Institute of Design, 2017
Uncomfortale Communication, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, National College of Art and Design, 2017
People Of Color, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Liberty University, 2017
Editorial Illustration, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, The Art Institute of Seattle, 2017
struggle.org, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2017
Brazil: One Country, Two Realities, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Fanshawe College, 2017
Micro Aggression Make It Fashion, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, National College of Art and Design, 2017
Painted Garden, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 2017
National Spelling Bee Poster, Fine Art - Illustration, Old Dominion University, 2017
Damascus, night, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Cracow University of Technology, 2017
Baltimore's Unspoken Past, Social Impact - Web / App / Game Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2017
XXV International Congress of Entomology Poster, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Texas A & M - Commerce, 2017
[ˋpickʌp], Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Asia University, 2017
Subtemple, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Cracow University of Technology, 2017
Say Their Names, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, National College of Art and Design, 2017
Y O U T H, Fine Art - Photography, University of Gloucestershire, 2017
Buel's Brewery Sampler Pack Design, Commercial - Packaging Design, Humber College, 2017
Utopian, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Asia University, 2017
Hitch, Social Impact - Web / App / Game Design, Hongik University, 2017
Chromalab UI Design, Commercial - Web / App / Game Design, Rhode Island School of Design, 2017
Anicca, Fine Art - Animation / Motion Graphics, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, 2017
The Bearded Bastard Awareness Campaign, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Humber College, 2017
To Pluto, Fine Art - Video Editing / Post-Production, Asia University, 2017
The Fear, Fine Art - Photography, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2017
Benji, Fine Art - Animation / Motion Graphics, University of Southern California, 2017
AIGA Design Census, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Carnegie Mellon University, 2017
I'm OCD like that - a mental health awareness project, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, University of Lincoln, 2017
Over There, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2017
State of Play, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2017
St.George Spirits Gin Packaging, Commercial - Packaging Design, Rhode Island School of Design, 2017
Paranoia, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2017
Chameleon, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
Skin Codes: Filipino Diaspora, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Art Center College of Design, 2017
Patrick Jolley—Still, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2017
Homage to Catalonia, Commercial - Web / App / Game Design, University of Lincoln, 2017
How to make Valentines Chocolate, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design, 2017
The Women's land Army - The lost story of Grace Wallace, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, University of Lincoln, 2017
Selfie-less | Branding, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Academy of Art University, 2017
It's Never Black and White, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2017
HOW TO FIND LOVE ONLINE WITH FRIDGE AND BEAR, Fine Art - Animation / Motion Graphics, College for Creative Studies, 2017
De Cecco Packaging, Commercial - Packaging Design, Texas A & M - Commerce, 2017
Game of Death, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Kookmin University, 2017
Triple Life TV Network, Commercial - Animation / Motion Graphics, George Brown College, 2017
Deliciously Responsible, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, George Brown College, 2017
On The Edge, Fine Art - Animation / Motion Graphics, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2017
Look Inside, Fine Art - Animation / Motion Graphics, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, 2017
FOR YOU, FROM YOU, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Old Dominion University, 2017
Mini Posters, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Old Dominion University, 2017
Wabi Sabi: A haiku project, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, University of Lincoln, 2017
60 Minutes Exercise in Cartoon Strips, Fine Art - Illustration, Switch Academy, 2017
American University of Cairo - It all started in Ancient Egypt, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, 2017
Austin typeface presentation, Commercial - Web / App / Game Design, HSE Art and Design School, 2017
Wikipedia Redesign, Commercial - Web / App / Game Design, Rhode Island School of Design, 2017
Symposium Poster, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Philadelphia University, 2017
Haven't I Heard This One Before?, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Cardonald College, Glasgow, 2017
Eat, Meet, Study, Play , Fine Art - Illustration, Cal Poly Pomona, 2017
Lexia in Wonderland, Social Impact - Web / App / Game Design, Hongik University, 2017
Meditation Infographic, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Philadelphia University, 2017
HomeGroup: Millennial Addiction App, Social Impact - Web / App / Game Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2017
The Alchemist, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Texas A & M - Commerce, 2017
United States Constitution Textbook Redesigned, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Old Dominion University, 2017
American University of Cairo - It all started in Ancient Egypt, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, 2017
Self Promotion, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Vega School, 2017
PMS, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2017
ONE SHOT ONE KILL, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Kookmin University, 2017
Record Redesign, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Philadelphia University, 2017
Longines The Heritage Collection, Commercial - Animation / Motion Graphics, Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, 2017
SNATCHED!, Social Impact - Web / App / Game Design, Vega School, 2017
Yelp Swag Store App Design, Commercial - Web / App / Game Design, Rhode Island School of Design, 2017
Child Labor Project, Social Impact - Web / App / Game Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
I'm Not An Alien, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2017
Be Epic, Be Rad!, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Mercy College, 2017
Lovesick (Part Two), Social Impact - Video Editing / Post-Production / Animation / Motion Graphics, National College of Art and Design, 2017
Lovesick (Part One), Commercial - Photography, National College of Art and Design, 2017
Spice City - Spice Blends , Commercial - Packaging Design, MIT Institute of Design, 2017
Ten, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, National College of Art and Design, 2017
Circle - Revolutionizing Mental Healthcare, Social Impact - Web / App / Game Design, University of California Berkeley, 2017
Fashion Show, Fine Art - Illustration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
Classic Essentials , Fine Art - Illustration, Cal Poly Pomona, 2017
Popular Japanese Cuisine , Fine Art - Illustration, Liverpool John moores , 2017
Tom Waits Anniversary Series LP Design, Commercial - Packaging Design, Old Dominion University, 2017
Civilwarland in Bad Decline Book Cover Design, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Old Dominion University, 2017
Gulliver's Travels Book Cover Design, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Old Dominion University, 2017
Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival Poster, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Old Dominion University, 2017
Hugyaw! 68th Ateneo Fiesta and Intramural Games Branding and Identity, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Ateneo de Davao University, 2017
Issue One, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2017
National Geographic Society | Rebranding, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Academy of Art University, 2017
On Adventure, Fine Art - Photography, GLR: Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam / Rotterdam, 2017
Mother Road: Eclectic Meats, Commercial - Packaging Design, Liberty University, 2017
HALLS, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, UDLAP, 2017
Masculinity masquerade, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, National College of Art and Design, 2017
CHARACTER DESIGN, Fine Art - Illustration, AFRICA DIGITAL MEDIA INSTITUTE, 2017
Mother Road: Eclectic Meats, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, Liberty University, 2017
Beachaire, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, National College of Art and Design, 2017
Skate 101 & 201, Fine Art - Illustration, Cal Poly Pomona, 2017
Donguri, Fine Art - Illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2017
Cold days off the west coast, Fine Art - Photography, National College of Art and Design, 2017
The Ultimate Drinking Challenge, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, UDLAP, 2017
Futura - A journey through the weights, Commercial - Print / Graphic / Illustration, Cardonald College, Glasgow, 2017
Estudio, Commercial - Photography, UDLAP, 2017
critr - share and critique, Commercial - Web / App / Game Design, Art Center College of Design, 2017
Valley Forge Photo Exploration, Fine Art - Photography, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 2017
Get Your Hands Off My Body, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2017
Bergeron Mobile App - York University, Commercial - Web / App / Game Design, Sheridan College, 2017
Veta, Virtual and Ethical Technology for Anatomy, Social Impact - Web / App / Game Design, Hongik University, 2017
This Poster is Illegal, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2017
Typee, Fine Art - Illustration, Academy of fine Arts Leipzig, 2017
Implementing a Fad, Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2017
SKEMO, Fine Art - Video Editing / Post-Production, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2017
Muriendo gota a gota, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, UDLAP, 2017
Park Place Ping Pong Logo, Social Impact - Photography / Print / Illustration / Graphic, Old Dominion University, 2017

TypoGrAphiC

Dev Ethan Valladares

Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, India

Fine Art - Graphic Design / Print
Category Winner
An intersection between Biology and Typography, TypoGrAphiC is a set of conceptual typefaces that explore and communicate various ideas of the genetic code and its manifestation into human life. It also does this using just 4 letters, the 4 bases in our DNA: an 'A', a 'C', a 'G' and a 'T'.
Why are we alive? What is our purpose? What makes each of us who we are, unique in our own way, and what makes us humans different from other lifeforms? Where did life itself first come from?

These were some of the questions I asked myself at the beginning of my pre-thesis project, in a course called ‘The Living Visual’ centred around Biology.

I began research and traced the answer from evolution through heredity to arrive at a molecule in each of our cells called deoxyribonucleic acidWe know it better as DNA.
Apologies for the clickbait heading, but that's really how I began my project
DNA is a molecule present in every living cell that has ever existed on Earth. From a rose plant to a human, bacteria to a cucumber, a dinosaur to a blue whale.

DNA in living cells, as far as we know, is universal, and combined with Darwin’s theory of evolution, "we have a robust model of how life is, and how it came to be, its origins almost 4 billion years ago." DNA was around when life first originated on earth, back when life was limited to single-celled organisms, and has been around ever since. 

There’s much more. Without getting into detail, it is the reason we are born with an amalgamation of our
parent’s traits; it is what contains the genetic instructions for the development and function of all living
things; it is the driving force behind the reproduction of all species that have ever existed; it is the very reason that life exists. The biological purpose of life is to perpetuate DNA.
†DNA double helix: discovery that led to 60 years of biological revolution. April 25. Accessed 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/apr/25/dna-double-helix60-years-biological-revolution
The immediate association with DNA is the iconic spiral ladder, the double helix structure. However, the rungs on that ladder are composed of just 4 nucleotides — or bases —  Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine and Guanine. They combine in sequences, somewhat like Morse code.
DNA stores biological data in the form of genes. The genes contain specific instructions needed to create proteins; and the complete set of genes in an organism (called the genome) is like an instruction manual for every single feature of our body.

Each strand of DNA has about 3.2 billion letters of code, and its combination possibilities amount to 10 to the power of 3 billion zeroes. That’s more than there are atoms in a universe.
Bryson, Bill. 2003. A Short History of Nearly Everything.
This is the contrast explored in this project. How something that is essentially a series of letters can manifest itself into something so complex, indefinable and multifaceted as life; how our origin and evolution from a cell to human is all a result of encrypted code within DNA.

In a nutshell, how everything we are is a result of different combinations of 4 letters. And if Nature can build all of this beauty and variety around us by communicating through just 4 letters, why can't we?
TypoGrAphiC is a set of typefaces that explore and communicate various ideas of the genetic code and its manifestation into human life. It also does this using just 4 letters, the 4 bases in our DNA: A, C, G and T.
The keyboard I bought and re-purposed to suit the simple needs of TypoGrAphiC
TypoGrAphiC One explores ideas of evolution and mutation through type. 

This monospaced, purely geometric font begins in its simplest form, the way DNA existed as the simplest possible organic molecules 3 billion years ago. It attempts to represent this process of evolution and thereafter, the tweaking and mutating that occurred through errors in the genetic code. 

Using OpenType substitution features, every time one of the 4 letters is clicked, the glyph mutates, it evolves.
Created based on a simple grid, it embraces its restraints, flourishing and making the most of its limited space. Simple geometric shapes evolve into complex, multifaceted ones, creating a sense of hierarchy through time. The typeface includes 88 variations for 'a', 82 for 'g', 78 for 'c' and 69 variations for 't'.
TypoGrAphiC Two represents the genetic code and its direct physical manifestation into everything that a human being is.

DNA is far more important than we give it credit for. Commonly associated primarily with heredity and dominant-recessive traits, we don't realise it plays a part in the creation of every single part of our bodies. From your height and your weight, from the colour of your skin to the size of your feet. For example, in a section of Chromosome 16, it is just these 9 letters that determine the colour of your eyes
Riccardo Sabatini, “How to read the genome and build a human being” (TEDx video), Feb 2016

All of the variety that exists in the world just boiled down to the sequence of just these 4 letters. While definitely not scientifically accurate, TypoGrAphiC Two simplifies the role of the genetic code in determining the variety in the physicality of a human being.
The typeface works on Ligature Substitution: a specific, encoded set of 3 letters (called codons: the ‘words’ that the ‘letters’ a,c,g & t spell) get substituted for a certain physical part of the human body. A slight tweak or modification to those same 3 letters will cause a corresponding change in the same physical part. A range of stand-alone organs have also been illustrated to emphasize the importance of DNA in the life of a human being.
The icons have been constructed using a similar grid to the type, and the visual language remains consistent. It attempts to communicate using 4 letters and 30 icons.
An accidental outcome of this typeface is its tendency to transcend the restraints of readability upon breaking out from the grid, only to form seemingly abstract representations of life and living organisms.
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The TypoGrAphiC series is 100% functional! Test it out yourself.
Credit & Acknowledgements • The Living Visual, a course facilitated by Sonalee Mandke, Farhat Ara and Mukund V R • Mohammed Chiba for help with the photography • Music for TypoGrAphiC One & Two: Ant The Symbol - I'm Going To Need To Sleep On It 03 & 04

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