Lost in Eternity: A Visual Representation of Einstein's Dreams, by Alan Lightman


  • DESN231 Typography II Group Project MacEwan University


Lost in Eternity is a project of DESN231 Typography II, a course in the Bachelor of Design in the Faculty of Fine Arts & Communications. Students were asked to visually translate an assigned section of the novel “Einstein’s Dreams”, by Alan Lightman (1993) into a two-page layout that explores concepts of time and challenges convention. With the overall goal of enhancing the meaning of the written text students focused on featuring the nuances of language through visual devices. Students were encouraged to explore linguistic deconstruction (semantics, syntax, grammar), alternative ways to organize the page, and to experiment with non-traditional grids, all while maintaining legibility and readability of the text. Informative callouts were added throughout the publication to give conceptual or factual context to the piece.

Department: Design Studies

Faculty Mentor: Constanza Pacher