“What We See When We Read” by Peter Mendelsund

A hand-stitched hardcover book, printed on grey paper.

In the source text, Peter Mendelsund discusses how we visually interpret literature in our minds. Because of this, I chose a blank rainbow arch as the main repeated element. While a book provides us with the structure that guides “what we see when we read”, the true image we form is our own. In the same sense, the blank rainbow is not a rainbow at all, it is the suggestion of a rainbow that the viewer may fill in themself (hence, the atypical coloring of rainbow on the cover). When typesetting, I tried to make each page unique. It was a great experience immersing myself in this text; I loved the mix of nonfiction and literary exerpts.



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