Let Me Share My Feelings with You

March 8, 2009 at 12:34 pm · Filed under Type / Fonts

After learning the intricacies of designing typefaces in the design program at the UW, we were led to the next typography class, where we first set out to see how compositions of type could communicate concepts, even without recognizable words. In these studies, we had only newspapers, scissors, glue and a photocopy machine to shape our expressions. I’m very excited to share them with you here!


Excited typographic expression study / 5.75 x 4in. / 2002

I’m confident that you’ll find them to be creative and engaging representations of the feelings I’m trying to express…


Confident typographic expression study / 5.75 x 4in. / 2002

Of course, if you don’t like them, you might say something coarse or even question my design skill. I’m pretty thick-skinned about that sort of thing, but if you were particularly mean about it, that could drag my mood down and could even make me depressed.


Depressed typographic expression study / 5.75 x 4in. / 2002

Phew… I guess that’s all I have to say about that. I think it went well. I must admit, I’m relieved.


Relieved typographic expression study / 5.75 x 4in. / 2002


  1. ktn said,

    May 19, 2010 at 1:13 am

    they are good, can you explain a little more the one where it shows depression.

  2. Daniel P. Johnston said,

    May 31, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Hey ktn,

    Thanks. I think depression can be a dense, plodding force that monotonously weighs more and more heavily on one’s presence of mind, and can eventually infiltrate one’s entire being and push it below the surface of liveliness. Hopefully, that makes sense.

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