I AM A STR(ANGER)
Who could have imagined that during my graphic design course we will be writing poems? That was pretty surprising in the beginning but I was so enthusiastic about it, I always loved poetry and I think it also helps you to develop your creativity skills. This time I was making a booklet/poster that was folded as a map. For the text I used my own poems and then in order to make them interesting to read (as sometimes people find them boring) I played around with them in a really graphical way. The big letters on one page stood for word ‘STRANGER’ while on the other side of the page you get words ‘AM A’ and basically the images or poems on the other side make a word ‘I’ so due to this in order to read the title of this booklet you have to unfold the whole ‘map’ of stories first. To make it all clear the title is ‘I AM A STRANGER’, the booklet consists of 8 poems, with the help of the arrows you know how to unfold it and read it. But it will never be folded back again the same way it was folded before so every time you will start with a new poem and to get what they are all about you have to read all of them so every time you will end up with a new story. The reason why I called it a ‘map’ is because you never know how to fold them back again. This was also my university project where I had to show my understanding of typography rules and work in inDesign. Every single poem is very interactive and requires you to be curious about it. Have fun while reading them! The images stands for cells so basically, what they show is that that’s what your cells would look like after reading each poem. Illustrations were made by me as well. For this project I used 3pt grid. It can also be used as a poster. If you want to see the illustrations click the link bellow.
‘Wrap me in black ink and paper
Hold the last memory of me inhaler’
‘Am I dreaming or are you covered in red
My shadow whispers that you are dead’