Genderfail Typeset Font Zine
From Genderfail. An imperfect publishing platform that looks at various forms of failure - from personal, public, and political perspectives - as a boundless form of creative potential.
i am your worst fear I am your best fantasy font
"This is a typeset we created based off of two protest signs from the gay liberation. The typeset, named after the statements “I am your worst fear, I am your best fantasy” and “First gay americans,” considers uppercase letters as not having any hierarchical importance over lowercase letters. Each set of characters is unique and portrays two different moments of protest from the early days of the gay liberation movement."
"From the type zine "as seen throughout this publication, I made a series of text works based off of Donna Gottschalk’s protest sign “i am your worst fear i am your best fantasy”. Looking closely at the meaning of each word in Gottschalk’s statement, I made a series of statements that show alternate sentiments silimar to the original work. This essay and the text works interlayed, honor our queer ancestry by creating a linage between that moment of protest and future uses of these fonts. This work was made around the election of donald trump in late 2016. many people were shocked to see the sudden apparance of facism and white supremacy coming out during the campaign. Trump, and his way of energizing white supremacy, racism and transphobia, acted as a painful reminder of how much hatefullness there is in the United states and abroad.."