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A Message of Hope, Virginia Tech | International Design Awards Winners
A Message of Hope, Virginia Tech | International Design Awards Winners
A Message of Hope, Virginia Tech | International Design Awards Winners
A Message of Hope, Virginia Tech | International Design Awards Winners

A Message of Hope

CompanyVirginia Tech
Lead DesignersMeaghan A. Dee
CreditsWriting by Neil Gaiman
Prize(s)Silver in Print / Posters
Entry Description

Neil Gaiman composed a beautiful piece on fragility and resilience: A Message of Hope. This is my typographic tribute to that work and to our present moment (that of a global pandemic). His writing begins by saying "Here in this peculiar pause, I don’t think there’s a word for the moment between one breath and the next. The pause between an inhalation and an exhalation, but it seems to me that is precisely where we are — living in that fermata, a world full of people waiting to breathe again." I took each of the words from his full piece (368 words) and created typographic lungs.

Bio

Meaghan Dee is a dog-loving typography nerd who is both a practicing graphic designer and a design educator. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois in Graphic Design and her Master’s of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Visual Communication Design. Her primary design foci are typography, branding, user-experience design, editorial design, and packaging.

Awards and Prize

AIGA GRADE Awards,
American Advertising Federation Awards,
Graphic Design USA Awards,
Graphis,
Hiii Typography,
HOW,
Print,
SECAC award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design,
University & College Designers Association (UCDA)