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EMILIE HUGHES

Making a Mural︎


As far back as I can remember, I’ve been in love with letterforms and typography. It is so fascinating to me that there are only 26 letters of the English alphabet (27 if you count the ampersand…) but there are an INFINITE amount of styles and possibilities you can create for each letter. So many emotions can be conveyed through the style of each word and to me, that’s exhilarating.

I also think that analog design is a powerful way to connect an artist to their piece. Sure, digital designs definitely have a place in this technology-driven age we live in, but I think there’s a certain intimacy with creating things by hand.

For this final project, I wanted to do something that would be right up my alley with analog typography, while also doing something that challenged me. I decided that a mural project fit those parameters perfectly, as I have never done anything analog at such a large scale. Unfortunately, the world is very unpredictable so my plans of a huge painted wall mural shifted into one that lives on a piece of plywood. Regardless, I really enjoyed this process from the beginning to the end. I’ve met some amazing artists, seen some amazing work, and really found a love of a new medium: chalk markers!

The bottom line is:
I find that the natural imperfections of hand-influenced designs are not only elegant, but important.


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