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I TASTE A LIQUOR NEVER BREWED

This typographic poster was created in the Letter Workshop class at the Maryland Institute College of Art under
the guidance of Jason Mannix. The brief was to choose lines from any poem by one of the following poets:
 
Emily Dickinson
T.S. Eliot
William Carlos Williams
Walt Whitman
 
Once the lines were selected, the students had to make a digital composition which would then be used as
the basis for material typography. I chose the poem “I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed” by Emily Dickinson.

The lines I went for represent and celebrate Emily's intoxication of life in an ironic and transformative manner. I wanted the letters to
mimic champagne and so, the letterforms are made from hair gel. Involving nature as well, I used elderflower to complement the "liquor".

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I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed - Process

Letter D