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The Paracelsian Philosophy of the World

Synthesizing medieval and modern influences to illustrate new understanding of history, science, and medicine.

Client: Personal Project
Format: Book, Typography

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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.

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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.

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The academic text is decorated with oversized pull quotes and ornamental breaker pages that help express its thesis.

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Made as personal work and printed on-demand, adapting the award-winning thesis paper of my history-nerd partner.

Credits
Typeface: Bluu Suuperstar by Black[Foundry]