National Poetry Month Typography

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April: The Cruellest Month… or Just an Idiot?

Monday April 4th, 2016 by Extensis

April is National Poetry Month!

This month we’ll be paying homage to some of our favorite poems in the typographic treatments we love. Typography and poetry can work hand-in-hand to express the emotions reflected in poetry.

To kick things off, please enjoy this fragment of a well-known classic by T.S. Eliot, as well as an excerpt from ‘Spring,’ by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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The Waste Land, by T. S. Eliot – Barrio Regular

Winter is over now and with it comes the rain. This is the inspiration behind our interpretation of this poem by T.S. Eliot. Colorful tones in the spring rain breathe life to the typography as it did to the lilacs mentioned in the poem.

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Spring by Edna St. Vincent Millay – Century Gothic

As April arrives, so does spring; a warmer change of scenery to the harsh winter. In our interpretation of this excerpt from Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Spring, we’re reminded that spring flowers burst enthusiastically onto the scene.