Illustration & Design
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JFK Speech Book

"WE Choose to go to the moon" speech book

2017. Image edited and composed in Photoshop, and book spread composed in InDesign.

This project was to create two books for two different speeches that related to each other. Restrictions included a minimum of seven spreads, four typefaces, and an element of "experimental" type. I used the interaction of letterforms and images to fulfill the last requirement, as shown here with the letter "A."

I choose JFK's speech "We Choose to go to the Moon" to explore the topic of space exploration in regards to public perceptions and historical context, especially on the propagandistic approach to the "space race" that Kennedy took. His speech relies on optimism and hope for the future, and I highlighted these emotions through the choice of images used throughout the book. This book used black-and-white images and black text against white pages.