Project. Experimental Book
Purpose. To explore both sides of type: visual and verbal by creating an experimental book.
Assignment. First, select a strong idea for a conceptual book and find a way to visual express it. Choose an object which explores the main idea and take the first letter of this object (for example, "L" for Letter, D for "Design," and "S" for Soul ). Using these two elements sketch storyboard of 20 pages, if necessary use extra graphic and typographic elements, to help develop the concept. Use all types of scripts and illustrations: calligraphy, typography, collage, drawing, photography, and others. Create the conceptual story in visual way where typography and letters play the same role as illustration and the means of book are understood, but not reading.
Next choose format, materials, printing techniques for the construction of the book. Preferably use some non-traditional elements or details, such as mixed printing techniques or different kinds of paper. Scan, draw, write--or in any other way-- all the details and design of the entire book. Do the prototype of 20 or more pages, including the front and back covers. The results of this project will be judged on all aspects of the book: concept, development of story, illustrations, type, design, and creativity.
Format. One page less A4
Time. 40 hours ( 4 concept, 6 storyboard, 10 preparation of illustration, 10 book design, 10 book prototype)