Parts of a Book

Typography & Design

We are used to text being presented to us in certain ways. Perhaps the most conventional and ubiquitous of these is, the book. Structured in terms of chapters, and further divided by headings and sub-headings, a text is broken down into manageable portions for us readers.

Be presenting this text in an unconventional format – in this case, a dramatically long scroll, I hope to challenge these conventions, and encourage the reader to interact with the text in a new way.

The text is broken down into blocks with a tight grid of san-serif type to maintain legibility. By subverting our expectations about how a piece of text is presented, reading becomes active, rather than a passive experience.

This was one of my final year projects, much of it was processes and experimentation for the final year exhibition.

A letterpress version was made of a part of this project.