Project: Book as an Object
(Deconstruct the traditional book form and reconstruct it into new form
weaving with the core message of the content.)
The Myth of Sisyphus - When the letters meet the story
'The Myth of Sisyphus' is a philosophical essay by Albert Camus. To communicate the core essence of the writing through typography, I tried to pick up the very right words from the essay and played with them. Also, to fullfil another mission of the project, which was deconstruct and reconstruct the book, I made the form of the book itself represent 'infinity' which is the part of the concept of the essay, too.
Keywords from the essay:
- Push it up, push it up, push it up
- The moment of conscious
- Torture accomplishes nothing
- Each atom of that stone
- Each mineral flake of that night filled mountain
- In itself forms a world
- Fate from infinite to finite
- That is an hour of consciousness
The type was set by hand at the Art Center College of Designs' Archetype Press.