The objective for this assignment was to design a poster for one of the elements on the periodic table, for an 8th grade audience. The goal was to vividly evoke, with letterforms and composition only, an appropriate sense of the characteristics of the element itself. Assigned oxygen, I began a particularly interesting process by playing with the form ‘O’ exploring qualities of airiness, transparency, and editorializing the significance of the element for all life on Earth. I played around with India ink and combining vector artwork with hand-painted elements. The result is a marriage between the two worlds.