The Lottery in Babylon is a story written by Jorge Borges. For this class project, we had to use typography to animate the story. The concept was to break all of the rules. By using typography as a guide the the reader is taken on a journey through the story.
Each artifact in the story I designed to tell the story.
Once the design work was complete I printed the book out and bound it together by hand. Learning how to bind books and magazines was very interesting to me and I was very pleased with the final outcome.
For this project all the design work was original and for any asset that was needed, I designed myself. The idea was to design your own original take on the story and describe it through text and design.
Layout and typography design standards were meant to be broken for this project. The idea was to see how far outside of the rules we could push the type and the layout with still telling the story to the reader.
This project allowed me the ability to manage all tasks that had to be completed. I created a production schedule for myself with dates and weekly goals. Each week I made sure to meet those goals to keep the project on schedule.
We worked with various vendors in the city to get our books printed, cut and, bound. This gave me the opportunity to visit printing companies and see the process they have for printing different magazines.