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".