I Have a Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. is considered by many to be one of the greatest public speeches of all time. He delivered it during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963 to over 250,000 civil rights supporters. Dr. King’s background as a preacher of the gospel shows in his rhetoric and the way he incorporates the crowd in the process of the event. This reciprocal action and the character of his voice became the focus of this publication. Listening closely and finding the most subtle vocal changes, the whole event was expressed and translated through abstract typography. Drawing visual inspiration from early drafts of his speech, the paperback connects the human voice with fundamental ideas of typography, calling attention to the process of formation and the parts both voice and type are made of.

  • Category: book
  • Technique: screenprint, digital
  • Dimensions: 110×180 mm, 38 pp
  • Date: December 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. is considered by many to be one of the greatest public speeches of all time. He delivered it during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963 to over 250,000 civil rights supporters. Dr. King’s background as a preacher of the gospel shows in his rhetoric and the way he incorporates the crowd in the process of the event. This reciprocal action and the character of his voice became the focus of this publication. Listening closely and finding the most subtle vocal changes, the whole event was expressed and translated through abstract typography. Drawing visual inspiration from early drafts of his speech, the paperback connects the human voice with fundamental ideas of typography, calling attention to the process of formation and the parts both voice and type are made of.