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VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF A WORD //

 

 

Encroachment is an extremely strong word that together with its more popular synonyms populates our society. A series of typographical exploration is presented here to serve as a memento on its meaning.

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Year

2015

Exercices de style to explore different potential typographic solutions in order to bring to life, in a unique way, a meaning or a concept. For instance, the word encroachment in this project is often treated as the mere victim of encroachment itself.

Exploring the meaning even further, the whole piece becomes a metaphor for verbal encroachment. Possibly one of the highest forms of intrusion is the one over free speech, which represents since centuries ago one of the human conditions to strive for. 

Encroachment

/ɛŋˈkrəʊtʃm(ə)nt/

noun

  1. intrusion on a person's territory, rights, etc.

    synonyms: intrusion into, trespass on, invasion of, infiltration of, incursion into, obtrusion into, overrunning of, usurping of, appropriation of; 

    • a gradual advance beyond usual or acceptable limits.

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