Kayla Gallant

Art + Design: Graphic Design

Kayla Gallant

Biography

Kayla Gallant is a graphic designer specializing in typography and package design.  She earned her Associates degree in Graphic Design from Bristol Community College and her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 

Statement

My project Typeopoly is a reimagining of the classic board game Monopoly. I redesigned the game to inspire a greater love and interest in typography. It teaches typographic terminology and anatomy, systems and protocol, and design principles as a whole.

My work and research focused on the deep history of typography, along with the development of unique game rules, strategy, and components. Typeopoly illustrates different typefaces, typographic classification and letterform anatomy — highlighting formal variation and the beauty and structure of text. Players discover typographic trivia such as kerning, ornaments, designers, printing houses and type foundries as well as satirical typographic rules and crimes. The game is a fun way to inspire my friends and family to help them appreciate what I love to do.

Contact

Email: kaylagallantdesign@gmail.com
Website: www.Kaylagallant.com

Slideshow

  1. Typeopoly Board Game, 2020, matte paper on black matte board, 20” x 20”
  2. Type Cards, 2020, card stock, 3.5” x 2”
  3. Chance Cards, 2020, card stock, 3.5” x 2”
  4. Typeopoly Money, 2020, card stock, 4” x 2”
  5. Houses, 2020, wooden houses with green acrylic paint, .5” x .5” x .25” (front), and Founderies, 2020, Wooden houses with white acrylic paint, .75” x .5” x .75” (Rear)
  6. R Tokens, 2020, 3D printed in white filament, .75” x .25” x .75”
  7. Instruction Cover, 2020, saddle stapled glossy text, 7” x 7”
  8. Instruction Pages 2-3, 2020, saddle stapled glossy text, 7” x 7”
  9. Instruction Pages 3-4, 2020, saddle stapled glossy text, 7” x 7”
  10. Instruction Pages 5-6, 2020, saddle stapled glossy text, 7” x 7”


Departments College of Visual Performing Arts, Date: Year 2020, Degree Type BFA, Gallery Campus Gallery, Gallery Exhibitions