This year Saranna was studying towards her Honours degree in Computer Graphic Design at Waikato University. For her Honours project she chose to study the evolution of script typography, and for her realisation/exhibition she designed a contemporary script typeface.
Saranna named her typeface ‘Debussy Script’, after the French composer ‘Claude Debussy’ who is well known for his romantic compositions, and his piano piece ‘Clair de Lune’. Debussy Script was inspired by the roman types ‘Archer Hairline’ and ‘Bodoni’, and the English Roundhand writing style. The typeface design has both uppercase and lowercase glyphs, numerals, an ampersand, and a series of alternate glyphs.
Saranna’s exhibition included a series of prints and specimen sheets with wax seals, a large vinyl of the complete specimen, wrapping paper, her printed dissertation and process workbook, and a promotional website. (2012)
To see more of Saranna’s work you can visit her website.