Superstitions:
Type specimen

The goal of this project was to showcase a particular typeface in 3 different forms: a book, a large scale design, and a small scale design. I chose to create a book, poster, and bookmark about number superstitions to demonstrate the typeface Austin. 

Embossed cover option created by reverse letterpressing.

Embossed cover option created by reverse letterpressing.

Second option for the cover was printed instead of letterpressed.

Second option for the cover was printed instead of letterpressed.

The bookmark listed all of the different facts regarding the number 23, which are usually referred to as the 23 enigma.

The bookmark listed all of the different facts regarding the number 23, which are usually referred to as the 23 enigma.

Chapter opener for the number 3.

Chapter opener for the number 3.

Inside each chapter, I used the first page to talk about the history of the number and how it is viewed in different cultures and on the second page, I listed a few of these superstitions in a fun and graphic way.

Inside each chapter, I used the first page to talk about the history of the number and how it is viewed in different cultures and on the second page, I listed a few of these superstitions in a fun and graphic way.

Full opener for the number 3. To showcase the typeface Austin, I wanted to use as much scale as I could in my designs, so I opened each chapter with a large and graphic number.

Full opener for the number 3. To showcase the typeface Austin, I wanted to use as much scale as I could in my designs, so I opened each chapter with a large and graphic number.

Interior spread for the number 3.

Interior spread for the number 3.

In the cases that a number had a specific phobia attached to it, I designed special pages for them with the phobia name in large letters filling the entire page.

In the cases that a number had a specific phobia attached to it, I designed special pages for them with the phobia name in large letters filling the entire page.

Opener page for the number 7.

Opener page for the number 7.

Opener page for the number 8. I chose that particular headline because of the beautiful letter "Q" in the word "Bouquet."

Opener page for the number 8. I chose that particular headline because of the beautiful letter "Q" in the word "Bouquet."

The number 9 had a special meaning in music so I pulled this information out separately.

The number 9 had a special meaning in music so I pulled this information out separately.

Say that three times fast.

Say that three times fast.

The number 13 had more superstitions and beliefs attached to it than any other number and to cover them as much as possible, I made several extra pages for it.

The number 13 had more superstitions and beliefs attached to it than any other number and to cover them as much as possible, I made several extra pages for it.

Fear of Friday the 13th.

Fear of Friday the 13th.

The poster matched the design of the book cover with the added element of listing one superstition for each number along with a short description and history of number superstitions.

The poster matched the design of the book cover with the added element of listing one superstition for each number along with a short description and history of number superstitions.