Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A Curious Project

Here's a particularly lovely finished piece by Joanna Hughes who just graduated from the BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Hertfordshire. The brief was a redesign of the original novel 'Alice in Wonderland' written by Lewis Carroll.

The book size is 150mm x 195mm. It is casebound, covered in a grey buckram bookcloth and hot foil blocked in matt white (title) and silver (footnote) foils. It has 154pp (or 77x4pp french folded pieces) printed 1 colour on Offenbach Bible 60gsm, the text is printed inside the french fold to symbolize the fact that Alice has fallen within 'Wonderland'. 
...and it was showcased this month at the New Designers Exhibition at the Business Design Centre.

A really beautiful book, simple idea and well put together.  

In March I did a talk at the University of Hertfordshire for tutors Jess Harris and Martin Schooley ( I used to do some work with Jess when she was a designer at The Partners back in the 90's - she's now a tutor and she got in touch with me) Anyway, it was at that talk that Jo saw the Offenbach Bible, she remembered it, used it on an appropriate project and wrote me a lovely thank you note as well. if anyone is impressed with the above and hiring, here are Joanna's contact details:
Posted by Justin Hobson 27.07.2011

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