Academic Conference Programme Design, 2019
For the 'Corroding the Now' conference programme, I wanted to create a graphic treatment that highlighted the interplay of poetry and science as contrasting elements, interacting with and sometimes contradicting one another. Speaking to the contemporary poetry aspect of the conference, I also wanted to include references to zine culture, creating overlays of textures reminiscent of the lo-fi quality synonymous with those publications whilst also continuing the sense of glitching through print.
I created a suite of graphics to intersperse throughout the layout. Referring to images of 90s pixel editing software found in 'Stop Stealing Sheep & find out how type works' by Erik Spiekermann & E.M. Ginger, I chose to work with functional Minion Pro as the base typeface, with bespoke textures creating pixellated counterparts of the letter or number.
CORRODING THE NOW: POETRY + SCIENCE / SCIENCE FICTION was co-hosted by Royal Holloway (University of London), University of Surrey, Birkbeck (University of London), and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and officially endorsed and supported by technē, HARI, and the Science Fiction Foundation.