Death and the Maiden (Student Project)

Derrick Lin


Creative Agency: Fida Kuchukbaeva
Project Type: Student Project
School: HSE Art and Design School
Course: 2
Tutor: Natalia Agapova
Location: Moscow, Russia
Packaging Contents: Book
Packaging Materials: Paper, plastic, vinyl

This book contains a play “Death and the Maiden” by Austrian Nobel prize-winning author Elfriede Jelinek . Extraordinary form of the book inside the plastic sphere is a metaphor for unraveling complex meanings and truth. This concept became a reflection of provocative and sophisticated content of the play “Death and the Maiden’ . The text of the book is printed on long paper type and then raveled. The process of comprehension of truth and understanding the meaning of the play has an analogy with reading this book by means of unraveling. The form factor of book inside the sphere influenced on typography and covers of these books.

The book in the sphere can be used for a long time by means of removable construction of plastic sphere and re-entanglement of a paper type.

Standard book and book inside the sphere complement each other and represent one gift edition (it can be used for the theatrical premiere of play). This book concept can be a new form of theatrical souvenir instead of brochures or posters. The quaint souvenir has additional limited girt box.