Beauty of water
Editorial & typography
The brief:Produce a limited-edition item to raise money for a water charity.
The idea:I produced a set of three books about different aspects of water; its beauty, science and power. I combined the written word and my photography to absorb readers into a watery world.
I developed a diagonal grid for the book. Each column slopes diagonally to give the text a more fluid appearance and lends itself to more experimental layouts. I split lines of text at unusual points to achieve a layered and moving water-like appearance.
I used wood block typography to evoke the auditory qualities of water. Throughout the books, overlaid italic and roman letterforms with hairline outlines hinted at the layered perpetual movement of water.
I took photographs of water with a waterproof camera, resulting in vivid, in-amongst-the-action imagery.