Unit 2 Typography

Mason Type face

For this weeks project I was given the type face Mason. After researching into the type I found that it was a type created in the 1990's by Jonathan Barnbrook, a CSM graduate. It was originally called Manson, after the serial killer Charles Manson, because he wanted to suggest extreme opposites of emotion. (This was later changed to Mason). Mason was influenced heavily by a range of sources such as Renaissance Bibles, greek architecture and historical typography. You are able to see this from the symbology that the post modernist type evokes, therefore Mason has been a popular choice for the likes of fantasy and medeival book covers.

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I then began thinking how i could represent this post modernist, yet medieval biblical aesthetic in my instructions. I then began researching pagan iconography, along with graphic communication posters on pinterest to see what design layouts worked well. 

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