Book design / Experimental project. Final major project for BA (Hons) Graphic Design course. 3 months of experimentation, analysing the visual communication methods utilised in manga (In particular, Eiichiro Oda's One Piece).
The hardcover book was created by hand – kettle stitch binding was used to sew the print signatures together. This textblock was then attached to the cover, created using book board and paper. Because the content in the book was based on Japanese printed media, it had to be designed to be read from right to left.
Three of the nine spreads that featured compositions for Chapter 427.1: Visual Symbols & Imagery. Compositions made use of a reimagined version of the One Piece manga's set of visual symbols.
Three of nine spreads from Chapter 427.2: Panels & Type. Spreads highlighted the variations in type used throughout the original chapter.
Three of the nine Kandinsky-inspired compositions created for Chapter 427.3: Dynamism & Cinematography. An attempt to mirror the dynamism and movement of Eiichiro Oda's illustrations by creating Kandinsky-inspired compositions.
Three of nine spreads from Chapter 427.4: Panels & Time. Created as a result of trying to gain a better understanding of time and its progression in the manga's chapter.
Three of nine spreads containing patterns created for Chapter 427.5: Visual Processing. Patterns showcased an attempt to map out routes the reader's eye may take across each page.