LIMBO: Our Minds At Sleep / Our Minds In Dream explores the world of sleep and dreams. This book showcases and discusses the physical and mental effects that sleeping and dreaming have on our lives. Through three comprehensive studies, LIMBO breaks down core patterns and phenomena identified during the average 7 hours per day that we spend asleep. Informative and visual, this book is designed to provide valuable insight into this subconscious and mysterious world.
As my thesis project, I incorporated my own case study to the book. I tracked my own sleep and dream patterns for 3 months noting everything from room brightness, to mood, to dream symbolism. I collected my information, and created an infographic to display this information as evidence to support the studies in this book. My hope is to inspire others to consider the effects of sleep and dreaming in their daily lives to better their health and productivity, while becoming more knowledgeable of their own subconscious.
A greyscale palette was chosen to emphasize the layers of sleep and the world of potential within dreams. As dreams and sleep patterns are unique to individuals, the lack of colour serves to allow the content and imagery to become more comprehensive for anyone's imagination. Careful typographic treatment includes a bold, expressive typeface without complete connecting strokes to signify the ambiguity of the subject. A clean, geometric sans is used in contrast to the expressive type by conveying an analytical, statistical aesthetic that matches the scientific content matter. Various Illustrators', photographers', and artists' work have been sourced and used to visualize the subject matter in a complementary way to the surrounding design aspects of line and typography. A full system of icons were designed with an infographic to support the case study I conducted.