ISTD 2016 - The Nobel Prize. The task for this project is to create a typographically based publication that celebrates the Nobel Prize.
I chose to celebrate the literary works and life of Nadine Gordimer a South African writer who fought for equal rights of all human beings and she was involved in the anti-apartheids movement. The reason why I chose Nadine Gordimer is because she was the first South African women who won the Nobel Prize.
This publication aims to “unfold” the truth about the struggles of freedom in South Africa and to make the South African people aware about it and to leave the question about freedom. The subject of freedom is being explored and defined by Nadine Gordimer, an anti-apartheids activist through her non-fictional publication, Telling Times: Writing and Living 1950 - 2008, about events that took place during the struggle in South Africa in the Apartheids regime and what it means for a writer to have freedom.
We live in a post-Apartheids era where freedom has become a part of our lives, everyone has their own say and most important the right to vote. In this publication the ‘x’ symbolises the South Arica’s first democratic election in 1994 and it is used throughout the book as a reminder of freedom and to question it. This publication is also seen as a memento about the history of South Africa. The look and feel of the soft cover book is in contrast with the harsh hard content inside the book. The typography throughout the book emphasises some of the important parts of apartheid. Freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Throughout this publication the reader is left with the question: Does freedom really exist even in a time of post-Apartheid?