Poem book design
In this project I designed a 16 page book of poems. The 5 chosen poems had to be all by one author of my choice and be primarily in English. Each poem will be in a different font: two in a san serif font, two in a serif font, and one in a script font. Color is acceptable, but no photos, illustrations or images other than typography.
The poet I chose is Christina Rosetti. Her poetry explores themes of suffering and religion as well as the inconstancy of romantic love, gender and sexuality, vanity of earthly pleasures, religious doubt, acceptance of death, and “the sublime.” I arranged 5 of her poems to tell a story of a progression from depression to hope. In the beginning, she expresses the mess of emotions, but she ends with the expression "I strain my heart, I stretch my hands, and catch at hope," which I felt was a great sentence to end on.