Project part of the MA Book Design at the University of Reading.
Tutor: Fraser Muggeridge
The aim of the project was to understand how covers contribute to the identity of a series of books and its marketing placement and how typographical and figurative elements can work together, culminating in using type as image. Moreover we had to explore how different materials and printing techniques contribute to the visual cover.
I believe Japanese literature is very identifiable and possesses many common traits that span through the works by different writers, even in different times. I wanted to focus in conveying these traits of the written works, more thaton the simple fact the books are Japanese.