The first of a series of design projects for a typography studio, "The Day Before the Revolution" book covers are an exercise in hierarchy, expressive type, and integration of content and form. The sci-fi short story follows a woman who began a social movement in her youth through a day of her life, as it illustrates the culmination of her life as a public figure on the day before the Revolution begins. 
There were a total of 8 assignments, each with a set of strict parameters. As they progressed, the restrictions allowed for more complex and free designs, leading to more careful design choices. One design from each assignment has been selected below. 



COMPOSITION + SPACE
regular or roman of the typeface by choice 
12 point size only 
type in black and white​​​​​​​



COMPOSITION + SPACE + LETTER SIZES
regular or roman of the typeface by choice
 any single point size per design
type in black and white​​​​​​​



DIFFERENCES IN LIGHT + BOLD TYPE
regular or roman of the typeface by choice, in combination with bold and light
 any single point size per design
type in black and white​​​​​​​



REGULAR + BOLD + ITALICS
regular or roman of the typeface by choice, in combination with bold, light, italic, and bold italic
 any single point size per design
type in black and white​​​​​​​



TYPE SIZE COMBINATIONS
all possible version of the font using regular, bold, light and italics by choice 
any point size combination 
type in black and white



RULES  + BLOCKS
all possible version of font using regular, bold, light, and italics by choice 
any point size combination 
type in black and white 
introduce the following elements: rules and solid         blocks of black 



1 spot colors in pms + punctuation patterns
Pantone matching system 
all available punctuation signs of the typeface by choice, combinations of roman, bold, light, and italic 
any point size combination 
add 1 additional color to black



2 spot colors in pms + punctuation
combine best typographic covers from previous assignments with patterns created in assignment #7 
any point size combination 
design in CMYK [full color] and black

These design process behind these covers are explained and presented in a process book I designed and self-binded.