A series of typographic experiments for dissertation project, exploring the concepts and techniques of deceptive and manipulative nature of ‘spin’ in communication, rhetoric and politics. Research and collation of manifestos, speeches, interviews, journalistic analysis and public surveys all formed a basis for the work. This uncovered the use of common techniques, such as intentional ambiguity, cherry picking of facts, skirting, and simple denial of a common truth. The design response aimed to juxtapose selected themes of superficiality from the data, by establishing them as physical and tangible manifestations.
An appropriation of Jos De Mey’s impossible window illusion that appears in two opposing perspectives at once. This typeface’s manifestation played referenced the silhouette of the Houses of Parliament while appearing like shattered glass.