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


Selected Projects
Typeface
Personal
on-going

Meager 

Identity/Branding
Personal
2021

Drinking Buddies

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


Archive
Lettering
Personal
on-going

Greeting Cards

Branding/Experience
Personal
on-going

Lowered Values

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 typographic transcription of Alice Sheldon’s, Dead Bird Letters(1).

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

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. My role included transcribing the original nearly illegible letters, hastily hand-written by Alice writing as Tiptree, which detailed all of the women who had rejected her in her lifetime. This transcription was then typeset to include Alice’s corrections, omissions, and annotative marks.

All rights University of Oregon, Special Collections 



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