As a self-initiative project, it was a personal interest to delve into typography. The concept of the typeface was to challenge the idea of contrast. Based on St. Basil Cathedral in Moscow, the architecture is used as a reference for concept and visual aesthetic.

With its flamboyant and decorative exterior, it is quite contrary to what is expected of a religious venue. This itself highlights the unorthodoxy or unconventionality of the architecture in terms of form and function, and this manifests an important element in design, which is contrast.

Basil is a graphic interpretation response towards the relationship between architectural aesthetic and contextual, in the form of a modular typeface which is structured using elements of the building and stresses the notion of contrast with a regular and bold version.

Printed matter: Screenprint posters and type specimen

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Penny Ng

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Penny Ng
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