Experimental Type - Childhood Poetry: This was a self-directed project meant to create a sense of playfulness and nostalgia. I was inspired to create this project when I found a series of illustrated poems that I had created as a 3rd grader. I found that while several poems made me laugh, I was surprised to see some of the depth of expression. I think that sometimes when we grow out of our childish selves we forget all that children are capable of. I wanted to reflect on this idea by re-creating the poems and illustrations, experimenting with type to re-create my messy, unpracticed handwriting style from the time. I like to think that it was a way of drawing using typography.
Original Childhood Poems and Drawings: