Elena Baranowski – Speira
This publication connects fashion with type design by simultaneously presenting the Russian Doll couture collection (Autumn/Winter,1999) and the Speira variable typeface family. The project juxtaposes photographic and typographic elements, visualising similar approaches to shapes, layers and proportions. Designed with particular attention to the interaction between the different weighs, the typeface family evolves and transforms from thin to bold, affecting the tone of the overall typeface. The typographic exploration includes several weights and corresponding italics, offering multiple typesetting possibilities.