Mixed Messages


Mill Co. in conjunction with Monotype


We Are Laura contributed to the 2nd annual Mill Co. exhibition in conjunction with Monotype.

Inspired by the re-birth and transformation of the font Neue Haas Grotesk, Mixed Messages is a journey of metamorphic transitions. Through a series of quotes, extracted from novels in which a transformation takes place, the text jumps from one story to the next, the sentence or paragraph breaking at the point where a word can have multiple meanings (Polysemes).

The quotes appear on separate pages, layering, to create a three-dimensional poster in which each phase of the transition is revealed. Each piece of type has undergone its own transformation through various methods; scanning, photographing, cutting and paper manipulation.