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Fast Faust
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Fast Faust Poster

Medium: Poster
Year: 2000
Client: Independent
Design Project

The poster »Fast Faust« contains the entire text of the play »Faust« by Johann Wolfgang Goethe. Every word of the play is represented here, only the visualization has changed. Words that occur more than once in the play are displayed larger. So the size of a word depends in its frequency in the text. The most common word »und« (eng: »and«) occurs 918 times and is thereby the largest word on the poster. It is hardly possible to translate the frequency directly into the point-size, so a logarithmic scaling was chosen for the visualisation.

»Fast Faust« reveals the most common words and provides an overview of how many words Goethe used in the »Faust« altogether. As it is german literature we are talking about, the most frequent nouns are »Geist« (mind / spirit) and »Welt« (world).

What I also really like about this project is the fact that it is from the year 2000. Back then, Web 2.0 did not exist yet. So maybe Fast Faust is the first tag cloud in history... ;)

If you want to have a close look at the words, or if you need a greeting card for a special occasion, download the »Fast Faust Postcard«. It is simply a smaller version of the poster. (PDF Format, 330 KB)

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