Under pressure

Book designed, published & printed  by Alicia O'Brien 
at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London


Under Pressure is a book about the rebellion of modern relationships and the value of your own identity within human connections. Friends, family, or even society, force people to fit into specific societal norms in a relationship.


These norms are often heteronormative and monogamous, yet the younger generation challenges these pre-set ideals. From an adolescents standpoint, it is no longer expected to be in a relationship at a young age, get married young, and have the typical nuclear family. Instead, people are redefining relationships to no longer conform to societal needs, but instead focus on the health and happiness of each individual. 

The justification of type is a stylistic choice to push the boundaries even further and show the pressures of society while redefining the rules of type.


Justification is typically seen as what not to do when editing typography but instead is heavily featured throughout the book. It showcases the idea of a box, and how people can be stretched and forced to fit into these specific spaces.

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