Graphic Design

Yizhen Wang

Randomness occupies the space between control and chaos—poetic, serendipitous, respected, undiscovered.

My thesis explores how degrees of randomness act on systematic typeface design. I employed three experimental techniques—nature, implements, and hands—to generate three corresponding typefaces.

The resulting visual language and documentation reveals the connection and relationship between human and media. Moreover, the process outweighs the product, as each typeface reveals stories unique to its evolution and demonstrates varying degrees of control.

The randomness found in these techniques and in the type designs reflect the poetry describing the design in our own selves.