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I've just started my last year in school, and I'm about to embark on my thesis project. But I'm feeling a little lost.
I am definitely interested in doing something typographic. Ultimately, I want to design a typeface and use it in a book. But I'm open to other things like posters and even a boardgame (I actually love designing boardgames).
I've been looking into topics like attempts to reforming the English language through new alphabets (such as the initial teaching alphabet, Benjamin Franklin's phonetic alphabet, etc.). It's interesting that all these reforms either failed or were scapped by their inventors.
In any case, I still feel like I have no direction. The thesis program at school unfortunately doesn't give students a lot of time to research before we propose a topic.
Since I only discovered the wonderful world of type a couple of years ago and most of you are pros (a business-major friend of mine uses the term "type psychics"), I wanted to start a discussion about interesting topics in typography that are worthy of exploration.
Also, when you were in school, what did you do for your thesis? Was it an enjoyable experience? Or did you want to tear out your hair? Perhaps both?