For this project we were given a range of short stories which we had to choose from and from that design a book that expresses the narrative of the text through defined typography and self-generated imagery. In order to engage a new audience with our chosen short stories, we were asked to reinterpret the traditional form of the book by exploring the typographic hierarchy associated with editorial design. The story I chose to focus on was Flora by David Rose, an award-winning piece of writing that won Best British Short Stories of 2011.
I used only black and white for the inside of the book, along with a neon, screen printed dust jacket.
This project helped me to gain a better understanding of editorial layout using grids and typographic hierarchy to help lead the reader around the publication. Readability and legibility were an important factor of this project in order to create an easy flow for the reader to follow.