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Several Islands

2011
Publication Design
226 pages, 13 cm (w) x 20 cm (ht)

Curator : Heman Chong
Author : Ho Rui An

Publisher : The Substation


 

 

THE TASK

To design a book cover and layout the pages for the novel. 

"Several Islands started out as an attempt at documenting the memories of the Substation, but the endeavour was necessarily futile; for to designate memory as a subject for recording was based on a misguided and perhaps even dangerous assumption – that memory is a thing-in-itself. " Ho Rui An, 2011

 

THE SOLUTION

The cover design features deconstructed typeface that echoes the nature of the novel— where chapters are discontinuous yet related — playing on the idea of islands and broken memories.