Poetic Type

Terrance Hayes - American Sonnet For My Past and Future Assassin

from “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin” by Terrance Hayes

I chose Saul Bass as inspiration. The stern nature of the poem was hard to match with any of the artists featured in the magazine, and sometimes it appears that animating a text decreases its literary worth. Saul Bass’ signature style, however, has a critical and poetic quality to it that agrees visually to the excerpt from Terrance Hayes’ poem.

Ready-made Alphabet

Taking an alternative approach to the assignment, I shaped colorful confetti dots into letters, emulating the shapes of lowercase Century Gothic letters (including ñ).

alphabet confetti

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