Cosmos

Editorial and graphic design by a favorite television show

Man holding a strange star-gazing object to the sky
A closeup of source material found in the image library at the New York Public Library

Cosmos is a student project from 2011. It is a 4-page editorial spread that appropriated the transcription of my favorite episode of Cosmos. The “Backbone of Night” is about the mystery and the compelling nature of the universe.

The theme of space was first created by a typography exercise called illustrated word. I also like to think of it as words at play. Matteo Bologna would call it type masturbation.

A valuable piece of inspiration for this piece was the image library at the mid-manhattan branch of the New York Public Library. There they have a catalogue of thousands of images. The most interesting images were etchings and lithographs. These images are incorporated throughout the 4-page editorial spread.

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Study for a wordmark
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Line drawing of the Hubble Space Telescope
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Line drawing of the Voyager spacecraft
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Editorial Spread 1/4 with finished wordmark
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Editorial Spread 2/4
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Editorial Spread 3/4
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Editorial Spread 4/4

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