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Background & Challenge

Drop cap lettering projects have been very popular as an exercise and a way to attract attention to typography and designer’s craft. Some examples of projects involving drop caps include Jessica Hische’s Daily Drop Cap, 36 Days of Type and Type Fight. The challenge is to create unique drop caps that reflect innovation. Target audience: graphic designers, students, general public.

Solution

In 1939 novelist Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a 50,000 word lipogram, entitled “Gadsby” that did not include a single letter “E”. This idea inspired a series of drop caps that celebrate the neglected letter “e” — an important letter in my name and the most commonly used letter in English language. I came up with a list of 37 words that characterize concepts and items that are important to me and start with a letter “E”. Illustrated here is the selection of three words: “enthusiastic”, “elaborate” and “espresso”. The dropcaps are connected with a continuous line to show their relation to one whole.   

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