Typographic Countries & Capitals

My three locations are Peckham, Moscow and Gambia. My research is based on culture, history, social status and politics

Examples Of Research

1. Peckham

My research on Peckham is based on the signs and the inspiration for its design. Ghost signs are a part of Peckham’s history and all can be viewed from taking a number of bus routes in the area.
A Ghost sign is a term for old hand-painted advertising signage that has been preserved on a building for an extended period of time.
Peckham is notable for the ghost signs displayed on some of its landmarks. A majority of them were produced between in the early 20th century
Gill Sans is a san-serif typeface designed by Eric Gill. Gill Sans typeface takes inspiration from Edward Johnston’s Johnstons typeface for London Underground. Both typefaces are produced for traffic and public signs across London.

Ghost signs in peckham

2. Moscow

My research on Moscow is based on the history of Russia and the language. I decided to create a poster with a poem highlighting some features of the city.

Red is known as the best symbolization for communism and they have adopted it on their flags in the past

The debate on Communism VS capitalism is a centre point for some moments in World history. The Cold War put Russia and The United States in a non conflict battle to see which society would succeed first.  They expressed the conflict through military coalitions, strategic conventional force deployments, extensive aid to states deemed vulnerable, proxy wars, espionage, propaganda, conventional and nuclear arms races, appeals to neutral nations, rivalry at sports events, and technological competitions such as the Space Race.

McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. The term has its origins in the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare, lasting roughly from the late 1940s to the late 1950s and characterized by heightened fears of communist influence on American institutions and espionage by Soviet agents. Originally coined to criticize the anti-communist pursuits of Republican U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, “McCarthyism” soon took on a broader meaning, describing the excesses of similar efforts. The term is also now used more generally to describe reckless, unsubstantiated accusations, as well as demagogic attacks on the character or patriotism of political adversaries.

Top to Bottom: My original idea , Making the font out of shapes and experimenting with cyrillic fonts.

A brief view at The Cyrillic Langauge


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