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.