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Project: To create a coffee table book of Franz Kafka’s The Hunger Artist. (Originally published as Ein Hungerkünstler in 1922; translated by Willa and Edwin Muir. Copyright © 1946, 1971 Schocken Books.)

Timeline: Spring 2012, 4 Weeks

Approach: I used a minimal colour scheme – black, white, and red – to express the themes of isolation and asceticism. I then played with crisp, rigid lines to further portray the harsh realties seen within The Hunger Artist. The final version is a printed 10″ x 15″ accordion-fold book, which is set in Bethold Akzidenz-Grotesk and Mergenthaler Linotype DIN and Neue Swift.