Being Human

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This is a selection of inventive reinterpretations of words by students on the HND Graphic Design course at Bedford College. Tutor Jeffrey Tribe explains “students were challenge to create a unique an expressive typeface as a cover for an imaginary Dutch arts magazine”.

The different treatments of the word ‘human’ alter its meaning interestingly, adding depth, twists or make a comment about human behaviour. What do the reinterpretations mean to you?

Above: burning ‘human’ by Keris Smith, shattering ‘human’ by Jack Templeman

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Experiments with broken mirrors and reflections by Jack Templeman

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Fire alphabet by Keris Smith

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‘Machine’ clothing in front loading washing machines by Tiffany Trethowan

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Roughly cut wooden type by Jackie Hough

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Examining skin effects by Jack Templeman

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Plastic packaging found on packs of beer by Sean Wood

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Click here to go to the Type Tasting Tested on Humans HQ. These are fun and thought provoking surveys which are part of the research into the experience of being a type consumer. Please take part and share the link with friends and colleagues.

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