Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis
In these editions of The Metamorphosis each iteration reflects an historic typographic movement with the first chapter emulating classical typography, the second Modernism, and the third Postmodernism.
The type for the first stage in the project for Kevin Brainard’s Advanced Typography class was set in Monotype’s Fournier, 1924.
Titles, running footers, and folios were set in a variation of Hoefler & Frere-Jones’ called No. 31, Junior Middle-Weight, a typeface in the 32-member Knockout font family.
The entirety of the type for this second stage in the project was set in Frutiger’s Univers.Two contrasting weights make up the two running texts of this second book.
The type for this last stage in the project was set in three unique typefaces to correspond with three running texts.
The German text is set in varying weights of Milieu Grotesque’s Maison Neue, a refined and redrawn design by Timo Gaessner of Milieu Grotesque. The running English text is set in Alan Dague-Greene’s Courier Prime. As for the French text, it is set predominantly in the italic style of Carol Twombly’s Adobe Caslon Pro.
laserprinted b/w on sketch paper
New York City