Everybody’s Type:

Posters from the People’s Typography Project

AB Gallery, Portland State University, Portland OR, 2022

Everybody’s Type is an exhibition of posters from the ongoing People’s Typography Project. The posters were created by student designers, based on interviews they conducted with non-designers about typography and graphic design. The project explores what the public understands about graphic design, and what typography actually communicates. It required us to examine the differences in typography’s intent versus impact. The posters celebrate and break down the impact, influence, and mundane reality of how typography lives outside of the classroom.

I developed the show and project, and co-curated the exhibition with students from Portland State University. The graphic identity for the show was created in collaboration with Jose Mendoza.

With contributions from:

Maria Landers
Bella Solorzano
Nicole Gueta
Itchel Gaona-Miranda
Fiona Hays
Jose Mendoza
Tran Le
Tommy Lee
Zoey Trask
Shawntel Ivey
Jerek Rauch
Sabrina Achcar-Winkels
Elise Ricks
Sarah Bounds
Samson Criscuolo
Vartan Friedman
Randy Chong
Angela Nguyen
Aya Boutwell
Damion Valencia
Dusty Winters
Emily Craig
Haley Love
Isabella Medina
Kami Shattuck
Macy Eiesland
Magaly Guardado-Marti
Michael Vasquez
Mohammed Binsabaan
Nia Musiba
Noah Brown
Stacey Horton
Sydney Yoo
Taylor Begg
Tsai Fu Chung
Yasmeen Gonzalez
Ariel Fogden
Gianna Zanzi
Iris Huynh
Jingyi Tao
Kai Reeves
Kami Gould
Kelsey Stewart
Marena Yaacoub
Mujtaba Alsaihati
Noel Anderson
Runtong Yu
Sam Garcia
Samantha Will
Sarah Zupnik
YingQi Huang