A coptic stitch hand-bound type Specimen book displaying the various ways to use the font Futura. To display this font, I chose to redesign a selection of text from the book Kodaks and Kodak Supplies 1914. Eastman Kodak Company, commonly referred to as "Kodak", is an American technology company that produces imaging products with its historic basis on photography. To truly capture the essence of Kodak and photography, I chose to design my book to represent that energy.
Starting with the hard covers, I chose a clear plexiglass to represent the nature of looking through the glass of a lens. Secondly, the front cover and multiple pages inside are layered with silver reflective vinyl, to give the viewer the feeling that they are looking at a photograph of themselves therefor involving them with the book itself.
Lastly, my inspiration relied heavily on the text. Specifically, the opening line: "Make it Simpler."
4.5in x 5.25in
Coptic stitch hand bound book.
Packaging of the World (2017)