Screen-printed poster documenting the Prisoner's Constraint applied to John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn. By Jono Lewarne Screen-printed poster documenting the Prisoner's Constraint applied to John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn. By Jono Lewarne Screen-printed poster documenting the Prisoner's Constraint applied to John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn. By Jono Lewarne Screen-printed poster documenting the Prisoner's Constraint applied to John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn. By Jono Lewarne Screen-printed poster documenting the Prisoner's Constraint applied to John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn. By Jono Lewarne Screen-printed poster documenting the Prisoner's Constraint applied to John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn. By Jono Lewarne
The Prisoner's Constraint
An experimental typographic poster exploring the potential of a rule called The Prisoner's Constraint which forbids the use of letters with ascenders or descenders while writing. The rule is applied to Keats' poem Ode on a Grecian Urn. More Info
A custom version of Caslon was created in order to set lines of type closer together, which highlights the rule's potential. Caslon would have been a popular printing font at the time of Keats' writing, hence the layout, ink and paper choices were inspired by William Caslon's type specimen.


Jono Lewarne now operates as City Edition Studio. To see a selection of the studio's recent work click here.

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