Book Arts & Design
I lived in the Book Studio during college.
We Are Not Immune
For my senior thesis project, I chose to address the phenomenon of America's AIDS crisis in book form. The book has two sections: The first section is a personal narrative, while the second is about the history of AIDS in America.
Red thread works as a visual metaphor to make the first section more expressive. My uncles story represents a thread in the cultural fabric of this crisis.
The second section uses an informational graphic to depict the cumulative number of AIDS cases and deaths.
The Cell of The Secret is White
I used pronto plate and debossing techniques on the books cover (below). The viewer has to tilt the book to read the interior text, uncovering the narratives secrets, because the type is white on white paper.
See: A Study of Visual Perception
This was a five-person research and design project on the subject of vision. My section was about equiluminant colors, which are colors with the same level of brightness. I used design examples to illustrate the subject.
This book was based on Alan Lightmans story, Einsteins Dreams, a narrative about the journey of time. The book became a metaphorical narrative with images representing a bicycles journey. I relied on the photocopy machine, scotch tape, a pair of scissors, and whiteout.
Just Follow The White Lines
This book looks at Fred Astaire, an influential choreographer, dancer, and actor. Each design element works on an angle to evoke Astaire's ease of movement as he crossed the set. Just follow the white lines and anyone can dance it, Astaire wrote about his choreography diagrams.
CREATED WHILE STUDYING AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST.LOUIS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVEN QUINN
© AMY HARDY, DESIGN8DAYS