Fonotaip System
MA Degree project
2007
typography, language, information graphics


The title of this project consists of two words – phonetics and typography. I link the two disciplines and use the Roman alphabet to illustrate the sounds of the English language, in particular British accents. Fonotaip is a system that attempts a typographic interpretation of phonetics through illustrating and describing the theoretical assumption of speech production. The aesthetic quality of the letterforms derives from a grid system that represents a cross-section of the mouth. The system indicates the articulatory features that are believed to determine the quality of spoken vowels and consonants.

The project consisted of 2 books, 3 posters, 2 flipbooks, and a video. 

Presented at The Mall Galleries.

MA Communication Design Degree Project





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