Kelsey Elder is an educator & typographer based in Providence, Rhode Island.


Selected Projects
Typeface
Personal
2022

Meager 

Identity/Branding
Personal
2021

Second Shift Autowerks

Python/Programming
Teaching
2021

All Possible Arcs

Identity/Branding
Team
2021

Rise Strength

Programming/Motion
Personal
2020

Letter.matter

Exhibition/Lettering
Team
2019

Why Don’t You Carve Other Animals

Supergraphics
Personal
2019

Ameri-Candied Dreams

Exhibition/Lettering
Team
2019

Dead Bird Letters

Lettering
Personal
on-going

Greeting Cards


Archive
Lettering
Personal
on-going

Sketchbook + Outtakes

Branding/Experience
Personal
on-going

Lowered Values

Lettering
Personal
2022

Team Juice

Lettering
Personal
2021

Strong Boys Club

Identity/Branding
Personal
2021

Drinking Buddies

Lettering
Personal
2021

Pint-Sized Power

Programming/Web
Team
2020

A Wedding Website for Friends

Book Design
Team
2016

Simple Forms, Stunning Glazes

Supergraphic
Personal
2016

Fre$h Patina! (of Fool’s Gold)

Programming/Typeface
Personal
2016

Varnish

Sign/Supergraphic
Team
2016

Casualties & Casual Tees



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Dead Bird Letters


under the direction of Brittany Nelson
A series of typographic transcription of Alice Sheldon’s, Dead Bird Letters(1).  Alice was an American science-fiction writer who cloaked her sexuality in the 1970’s by writing male-driven narratives under the male pen name of James Tiptree Jr..

This short series was commissioned by Brittany Nelson as a gallery accompaniment to Nelson’s holograms for her show, 10,000 Light Years From Home at Patron Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. 

My role included working with the University of Oregon’s Special Collections and transcribing the nearly illegible original letters hastily hand-written by Alice (writing as Tiptree). These six letters detailed all of the women who had rejected her in her lifetime. The final transcription was then typeset to faithfully include Alice’s corrections, omissions, and annotative marks.

All rights University of Oregon, Special Collections
 



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