Ventuno (An interracial relationship love story)

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Derrick Lin


Design: Chong Kar Yan
Project Type: Student Project
School: Dasein Academy of Art
Course: Diploma in Graphic Design
Tutor: Lew Tau Fei
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Packaging Contents: Book
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper
Printing Process: Digital printing

This is a book about me and my significant other. We’re from different races. I am Chinese and he’s Malay. I wish to change people perspective that different races isn’t the barrier of being together. That’s how this book came for. I made it as a menu book, called Ventuno Menu. Ventuno means 21 in Italian. This is also because I like Italian food and 21 is the date we being together.

The menu book concept came because my significant other is a chef. He cooks fine dining food. In the book, I used 4 colours, which are yellow, pink, green, red. All are the main tastes in food, like sour, sweet, bitter and spicy. Each taste represents each chapters, just like my stories, they have hardships, happiness, struggles and excitement. For the package of my book, It is an envelope. Why I use envelope because envelope always private and confidential. It is just like my untold stories.

What’s Unique?
The content page is exactly like a menu. The book included a playlist page with a booklet that you can dedicate a love song to your loved ones, just like you’re in a fine dine restaurant as well. Furthermore, the book inside have interesting visuals that would not make you feel sleepy while reading.