Balto Monument Type Analysis

Located in Central Park, the Balto Monument is dedicated to Balto and his sled dogs who traveled over 600 miles to deliver medicine to Nome, Alaska during arctic blizzards. I was tasked with analyzing the monument’s physical features in person (notably the typography), and conducting additional research in order to create a book of my findings. This project was a deep dive into the subtle nuances of type design, as well as an opportunity to learn more about Balto’s story. The book features a brief history of Balto and his journey and also dives into the monument’s typography, which resembles that of the Art Nouveau period.
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