Hamilton, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, became one of my favorite musicals - and probably for lots of people. Among the iconic characters are the Schuyler sisters - Angelica, Peggy and Eliza. As a personal and experimental project, I wanted to develop a Lettering and Illustration for a supposed book inspired by the lives of the Schuyler sisters.
Initially I did some research for typographic and visual references, much of the inspiration was the sisters themselves and their looks through the musical.
Throughout the musical, there are many historical references and facts from the 19th century, and the Schuyler sisters bring a relaxed yet empowered dynamic to the musical. This was one of the initial concepts used for the development of the lettering. The result was translated into a dynamic and relaxed typography, although bringing elements of the time such as the contrasts of the lines and the triangular serif.