Conversations in Design is a series of papers created to discuss obscure, irrelevant, paramount, anecdotal, and untold stories in the world of graphic design and visual culture.
The second paper, "Gestalt – A Study of Communal Typography," documents work sessions with groups of designers working together to create unique typography. The scope of the experiment included four hands-on workshops where designers would build a communal alphabet using only a limited set of supplied materials within a strict time limit.
This 40-page digital paper is a culmination of the entire Gestalt project, and thoroughly documents all final typography, discusses the lessons learned, and studies the way designers react to certain restrictions and freedoms.
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