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THUMB SUCKER is 1/3 of a book serie designed a few months ago. The serie is a set of three volumes of dark, sarcastic poetry by Heinrich Hoffmann… Read More
THUMB SUCKER is 1/3 of a book serie designed a few months ago. The serie is a set of three volumes of dark, sarcastic poetry by Heinrich Hoffmann. It's intended for children as well as for adults. The rest is described in the presentation of the project. During the preparation to show the book here, on Behance, I had an amazing opportunity to use pictures made by my firend Ola, which show her younger siblings: Rozi and Brunio. I must say they were amazing models, who reminded me why I love what I do :D Please enjoy. Read Less
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The book I am presenting here is  1/3  of a series prepared as a term project for Typography in Art School. This is a story based on a short poem by Heinrich Hoffmann. It is about little Jules (Conrad in the english version)who was kinda polite but had a bad habit of sucking his thumbs. One day he was punished in a horrible way. 
What needs clarification is that the english version doesn't mention his mother going to buy cookies. In the polish one this is an important detail.
IN ENGLISH: THE STORY OF LITTLE SUCK-A-THUMB 

One day Mamma said "Conrad dear,
I must go out and leave you here.
But mind now, Conrad, what I say,
Don't suck your thumb while I'm away.
The great tall tailor always comes
To little boys who suck their thumbs;
And ere they dream what he's about,
He takes his great sharp scissors out,
And cuts their thumbs clean off--and then,
You know, they never grow again."
Mamma had scarcely turned her back,
The thumb was in, Alack! Alack!
The door flew open, in he ran, T
he great, long, red-legged scissor-man.
Oh! children, see! the tailor's come
And caught out little Suck-a-Thumb.
Snip! Snap! Snip! the scissors go;
And Conrad cries out "Oh! Oh! Oh!"
Snip! Snap! Snip! They go so fast,
That both his thumbs are off at last.
Mamma comes home: there Conrad stands,
And looks quite sad, and shows his hands;
"Ah!" said Mamma, "I knew he'd come
To naughty little Suck-a-Thumb."
THE WHOLE BOOK
SOME TRANSLATED PAGES
THE PATTERNS
 
I have prepared different patterns used in the book. All of them were made with glyphs from Neutraface Family and were designed to create a feeling of carelessness and juvenility. The patterns were made from symmetrical shapes which resemble plants or childish objects. 
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