Designer: Dev Sreerama
Project Type: Student Project
Tutor: Cindy Koren
Packaging Contents: Book
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Copper, Matte Board, Foam Core, Glass, Paper, Vinyl, Card Board and Circuitry
Printing Process: Digital
Design and produce a hand-bound book, for a typeface family. A type specimen is a booklet that demonstrates the range of the typeface, applied to headlines and text in a variety of sizes. Each variation of the typeface may be labeled on the page or credited in the colophon of references. Type specimens have existed for centuries to help designers select fonts. Type specimens today can be widely flamboyant or classical and literary in the approach.
Choose a typeface for your project that has a substantial number of variations, such as Universe, Helvetica, Caslon, Baskerville, Garamond, Futura, Bodoni or Mrs. Eaves. Look at the variety of typefaces before you choose one, and be sure that you have access to a good “cut” of the face.
You Must use text that is in the public domain. Your text can be about anything at all that interests you, as long as your book design functions as a specimen for the typeface and includes all the public credits.
The book that I chose to do was ‘INFERNO’ by Dante Alighieri. The book uses the Mrs. Eaves typeface, which is a perfect bound book. The base of the cover is designed as a touch board using circuit paint, when you come in contact with it, it plays the start to Inferno. The book is placed inside the pyramid which has 4 copper circles below it, every copper circle reads out a different verse from the book as you touch them. This case for the book is an experience that a person goes through while unfolding it.