I created this book based off of the idea of being an insider versus an outsider. I began the book as if a person was at a social event, not able to distinguish one conversation from another. Slowly, he begins to hear one conversation apart from the rest, one which makes him feel excluded. The book then follows an outsider’s train of thought. I used translucent windows made from trace paper to represent an outsider being looked at by others. The book uses a specific font and techniques to make the reader feel as an outsider would. The complete written journey can be read here.
I love when I can make my projects a bit more “artsy.” Thinking of ideas for this book was challenging, but once I knew the route I wanted to pursue, it all became a matter of assembly. Although I was able to put my own feelings into the book, I believe it to be something everyone can identify with.