Urban Renewal uses the Time Travel feature of Google Street View to document the moments of growth, decline, and change of communities in St. Louis. By comparing the same locations at different points in time, readers can wander through the decades of rapidly transforming and disappearing neighborhoods.
With written content from Walter Hood, Roman Mars, and Nora Wendl, this project asks the reader to question their own relationships with space, gentrification, and the way we so easily forget history when tangible reminders have been forcibly removed.
The title page (above) introduces the contrasting serif and sans serif type, which illustrate the strength and fragility that coexist in St. Louis. I used SangBleu Kingdom from Suisse Typefaces and Founders Grotesk Text from Klim Type.