The Time Of Awakening

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Designer: Songxiao
Illustrator: Joe song
Location: China
Project Type: Concept
Packaging Contents: Book
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Cardboard, paper

THE TIME OF AWAKENING is a long poem by Hu Feng, a famous poet in China, where the name of this book originates. By collecting relevant literatures and cultural relics, this book records the development of literature and arts in Wuhan from 1949 to 1959. Its designer and co-author, in his process of writing and designing, imagines himself as an art lover at the time, and tells the story of literature and art history in an autobiographic tone. By clipping, hand-painting and handwriting, a witness’s diary is presented to readers.

What’s Unique?
The book innovatively displays the clipped high-simulation copies of documents in a diary form and gets them enhanced by casual handwriting and illustrations, all of which contribute to an innovative and emotion-evoking hardcover book in a notebook style.