Thomas Edison Folio
The goal of this project was to design a short folio about a famous person, making prominent use of type and the grid. While Thomas Edison was chosen as the subject matter for this project, the approach was a contemporary one. The folio instead was designed as though Edison was going to be speaking at a conference soon, and this pamphlet was promoting the event.
To keep with the notion that this event is a modern one, some modest color correction was done on the image of Thomas Jefferson (photograph from the Wikimedia Commons).
The folio is conceptually bound by two of Edison's famed inventions. The white lines that run through the publication represent electric current, a visual nod to Edison's electric power distribution idea. The yellow fields that grow across the page represent light, referencing (of course) the light bulb, perhaps the best-known of all.