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A redesign of the novel "The Happiness Project: Or why I spend a year trying to sing in the morning, clean my closets, fight right, read aristotl… Read More
A redesign of the novel "The Happiness Project: Or why I spend a year trying to sing in the morning, clean my closets, fight right, read aristotle, and generally have more fun." The book, written by Gretchen Rubin, parallels her story with research she conducted on the philosophy behind one's happiness. I re-approached the design as though it were used as a journal with a more cheerful aesthetic rather than the current state as a typed novel. Read Less
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THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Publication design

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journal : happiness : illustration : self-help 
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During this book re-design, I chose to transform a novel into a user-friendly journal. Incorporating bright, modern colors with hand drawn type to create an engaging self-help guide to a happier life. 
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The previous layout of the novel consisted of dense type with little to no visuals. I highlighted the structure of the book by breaking the body into calendar months with areas defined for notes, check lists, and other useful side bars. The design aims at a youthful audience of college students to young professionals. It gives the information reliability while being digestible and convenient. 

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