The prompt was to present on a graphic designer or typographer of choice. I chose to present on Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, both of whom are very recognised figures in the realm of typography. The presentation, which discussed their influence, lent itself to the poster design.
The design went through many stages. Because I had two designers who (once) worked in conjunction with one another, I had initially hoped to combine the letters of their names in order to create a nice graphic to pair with the poster copy.
Eventually, however, I decided that the direction I was going in wasn't exciting or attention-catching. I thought about typography and the process of creating a typeface - the idea of conforming to a grid, and the act of adjusting an expanded typeface in Illustrator.