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Another Bookform

Another Bookform

 

distance, location, and time

Will paper books still exist in the near future? 
This question has been continuously raised since the digital era began. And fortunately, until now, they surround us. What made it possible for paper books to survive? This is the same as asking what the strength of paper books is that makes them distinct from the intangible digital.

 
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That is the materiality.

We can touch the book, feel its weight and texture, read it and own it. As an object, the book has physical structures, and its materiality comes from its specific form. In other words, in order to emphasize the merits of paper books, we need to examine the form of books. Through researching and studying, I analyzed the form of the book and also considered its essence – it was important to define the scope of my project to encompass the book itself, not the book-art or the book-object. On the one hand, I developed other bookforms, and on the other one I tried to find an appropriate content to fulfill its purpose as a book.

Three bookforms contain one marvelous novel, “Around the World in 80 Days”, written by Jules Verne in 1873. Each form has its own concepts – distance, location, and time. Layout and typography are considered differently by each form and concept. The bookforms complement each other. They then suggest a new reading experience to readers and make them enjoy the materiality that only paper books can give.

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1. Distance

The story starts in London, leads to the east and ends in London again. This rolled form of the book shows the distance of the whole journey with six divided booklets. Whenever a reader opens the book sub-titles(in cover) and stories(in booklets) come in a pair.

  • Paper :
    Original GMUND Tactile, 170g/m2
    Sirio Pearl Mono, 110g/m2
    Tintoretto Stucco, 120g/m2
  • Font :
    Lyon Display, Text
    Neue Haas Unica Pro

 

2. Location

In the second form, the story is divided into ten Leporello books by locations (cities). Magnetics hold the Leporello, then readers can read this book as a normal bound book. In the body text, the width of columns is changing by places.

  • Paper :
    Lesser Natural White, 150g/m2
    Sirio Pearl Mono, 110g/m2
    Tintoretto Stucco, 120g/m2
  • Font :
    Mundo Sans Std
    Neue Haas Unica Pro
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3. Time

Each book has 20 days of the journey. The reader needs to unfold every page carefully and fold it again to move to the next page. This reading experience needs as much time as their 80days journey.

  • Paper :
    Ambassador White, 90g/m2
    Sirio Pearl Mono, 110g/m2
    Tintoretto Stucco, 120g/m2
  • Font :
    GT Pressura Mono

"Live long Book."

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