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    This was my academic thesis published in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I started researching and writing as a simple visual analysis of the Samurai arm… Read More
    This was my academic thesis published in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I started researching and writing as a simple visual analysis of the Samurai armors of feudal Japanese periods. Though, after two and a half years diving into historical and design research, the project grew into an illustrated book with 288 pages in A4 size, containing a semiological study of the Samurai culture between IX and XIX century. The study is also translated to a design language using the Gestalt Theory of Perception. Besides that, the book was designed, edited and formatted by me, having reference pictures, illustrations, info-graphics, bibliography and an example of design product application. The latter is an illustrated costume collection concept for fashion clothing. Read Less
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"Book Design & Content - Samurai Aesthetics", my designed and written research thesis.
This was my academic thesis published in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I started researching and writing as a simple visual analysis of the Samurai armors of feudal Japanese periods. Though, after two and a half years diving into historical and design research, the project grew into an illustrated book with 288 pages in A4 size, containing a semiological study of the Samurai culture between IX and XIX century. The study is also translated to a design language using the Gestalt Theory of Perception. Besides that, the book was designed, edited and formatted by me, having reference pictures, illustrations, info-graphics, bibliography and an example of design product application. The latter is an illustrated costume collection concept for fashion clothing. Below, part of the graphic design, layout and formatting of the book is shown, as well as some pages with the written content. Because of International IPRs, the full written content is not available in English yet, and the pages displayed here are in Brazilian Portuguese.
The full book cover design (above). The editorial formatting and graphic arts (below).