A school project for Academy of Art University
Publication, Book Design, Typography
The project is based on the podcast, This American Life. It needed to have a cohesive layout which can flexibly fit with various contents. The goal was to have the completed elements of the book including at least four chapters, table of contents, chapter openers, and a fully designed cover with end pages
The day at the beach is a collection of stories from listeners about four different topics. Now We Are Five tells of the author’s sister committing suicide, and how this gathered the family together again. “Long talk on a short pier” illustrates a funny coming-of-age story. Mexican Doctor is a tale about a guy at a bar. The Beachcomber tells the story of someone who spent his life beachcombing during the 1970s. I want to convey a feeling of atmospheric calm, so I chose a blue tone with some beachy graphic elements to balanced the content by combining serenity and the power of the ocean.