"The Sandmann – a visual literary analysis" transforms the book "Der Sandmann", written in 1806 by E.T.A. Hoffmann into a new nocturne, a new artistic presentation of moods, by working with colors, contrasts and the relation between them. The concept behind the design is based on the political, mental and cultural radical change in 1816 and the mixing and confusion of the two systems of thought – romanticism and classicism (or enlightenment).
Both ways of interpreting the story were considered by working with two different methods. An analytical and scientific approach on the one hand that contains an infographic character and another approach with an artistic impression that was created by regarding the use of fantasy and a more playful dealing with form and colour.
The typographical concept supports the visual language, the analytical part of the work and tells the story by quotes in outline. The layering of paper, content/text and visuals represent the multifaceted aspect of the story.