BOOK DESIGN: DREAM
Widely accepted concepts related to dream include: subconsciousness, reflection, memory etc. Whether dreams inspire creativity, or reflect personal mental state, there is a lot to be discussed on how dreams exist between the boundary of a real and fantastical world. The content of the book explores personal and other’s interpretations of dream and memory in three main ways: collection of objects and work depicting dream, interview and visual narratives that illustrate my dreamscape.
To convey concepts such as "reflection", "duality" and "logical v.s. imaginary" associated with dream and memory, I experimented with a variety of materials (metallic paper, glossy paper, cardstock, holographic vinyl) to show the many possibilities dream can be depicted. I also tried laser cut for the first time to create layers of "window" through the pages, almost like thresholds to look into someone's dream.
Prior to creating this book, I have produced four booklets that investigate the same topic yet in very different layouts and styles. Part of the challenge of this project was to combine the contents from the booklets and create a final version with a cohesive but dissimilar visual style.