Wander _ is a book series that focuses on the history of cities that people visit. For the first three books of the series, I based it on Paris, London and Macau. The whole series is called Wander_, and I played with the spine and the cover and made it subtly say Wander Paris, Wander London and Wander Macau. Each book itself has the nickname of the city to make them unique and tie into to the idea of ‘history’ of the city. The reader could read about the history of the different visited point of interests there are in the city within the chapters. The whole aesthetics of the series plays with overlaying vibrant neon accent colors, boxed up images, big text. I also enjoyed revisiting my old travel photos and recycle them into this project.
I wanted these books to feel like a handbook, whether you bring it around with you in the cities or have them on your book shelf. I explored the handheld feeling through the cardboard cover and interplayed the black and white images onto them. The first page mirrors the cover and simply replicates the title.
Since this is a book series, it was important to create similar aesthetics throughout the series but still have variations to keep it interesting. Keeping the hierarchy of the spreads in mind, it was a good experience laying out the rules and grids to then vary the layouts of the different spreads.