• Leaves of Grass - Hand bound book (Student Project)

    Designer: Elsa Ophelia
    Author: Walt Whitman
    Project Type: Student Project
    School: Pratt Institute
    Course: Typography
    Tutor: Cindiana Koren
    Location: Utica, NY
    Packaging Contents: Book
    Packaging Materials: Birch & walnut wood, paper, string

    This is a hand bound book I created in my typography class at Pratt Institute. The cover is hand-cut with two layers: the bottom is birch and the top is walnut wood. Text by Walt Whitman with excerpts from Leaves of Grass and typeface Mrs. Eaves XL.

    What's Unique?
    This book creates a visual and physical response that parallels Whitman's organic poems. The feeling of touching the wood and hand-cut textures enliven a connection to the Earth which strengthens the experience of reading his words.

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