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BOOK DESIGN: One of the key devicesthe writer Jack Zipes uses in ‘The Waitress’, is that of the main character‘the waitress’ having a chair on he… Read More
BOOK DESIGN: One of the key devicesthe writer Jack Zipes uses in ‘The Waitress’, is that of the main character‘the waitress’ having a chair on her back to represent one’s burden. This is acentral feature of the story and one that I decided to take full advantage of. I decided to explorethe visual and typographic potential represented by the idea of the waitressand the chair, developing the idea of front and back in a haptic way, literallyhaving my concept represented through the use of physical connection betweenthe two sides of the page. One side ‘the mainside’ which is more clean open and considered represent Marie, while thereverse has vibrant colours and riches typographic image making to providecontrast and express the clash of opinion between Marie and the chair. I decidedto highlight the main character’s name ‘Marie’ and the ‘chair’, and typographicallyarranged both characters one behind the other throughout the book, as it happensin the story. This adds a secondary element to discover in the book, that whenrevealed, shows vibrant type patterns inspired by names and key words of theambiguous conversation. In order to read this book, readers need to incorporatethe back page and the front page to fully understand the story. Afterexperimenting with a range of layout a concertina format allowed the best wayto interact with the two sides and to show the story unfolding. Read Less
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