Matthew Jackson

Acquired Speech

Matthew Jackson is a graphic designer exploring type and language, documenting the relationship between both parties through the production of books, typefaces, websites and visual identities.

A research based design practice governed by strong conceptual thought, Matthew’s work traverses both the experimental and pragmatic, looking to communicate with both competence and confidence.

Acquired Speech concerns itself with the visual articulation of language. The Roman alphabet is by nature arbitrary, concerned less with phonetics instead focused on practicality. The subsequent publication exploits such written codes, presenting an alphabet of the vernacular, centred on the dialect of the East Lancashire market town of Darwen.

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