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I trust most of know fellow member Kris Sowersby? I'm a student of his pilot Typeface Design class at Massey University. I am in my final year of a 4 year Bachelor of Design degree and am currently doing my major (honours) project on expressive typography. Kris suggested starting a thread here since you guys could point me in some directions for research/inspiration or just general feedback and ideas.
I'll outline my project for you:
"Can typography be used in an expressive and symbolic way to visually interpret/extrapolate meanings contained within the words of the Bible?"
To test this I will visually interpret/express the book of Job of the Bible.
I'm looking for any examples of expressive typography that you know of that may help or relate to my project. I am especially on the look out for work that visually interprets a text (poetry for example) and feelings/atmospheres. It can be crazy and 'fine-artsy' as well!
Any help would be hugely appreciated. Thanks a lot, and I hope to hang around for a while--Kris' type design paper has re-energised my love of typography.
EDIT: As an example of the kind of thing I'm looking at, Tomato's Mmmm... Skyscraper I Love You. I'm looking for work that's much cleaner and/or minimalist than that too.