Synthesizing medieval + modern influences to illustrate new understanding of history, science, and medicine.
Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim was a 16th-century Swiss doctor and scientist focused on the scientific harmony of man and nature outside of the influence of typical physicians — a sort of Martin Luther of medicine.
The text is typeset in Bluu Suuperstar, a brutalist serif that combines old-style typography with modern geometry and functions as a visual metaphor for Paracelsus' beliefs and legacy.
The academic text is decorated with oversized pull quotes and ornamental breaker pages that help express its thesis.
Made as personal work and printed in a limited run, adapting the award-winning thesis paper of my history-nerd partner.
Author: Avalon Swenson
Set in Bluu Suuperstar by Black[Foundry]