Blood, Sweat and Tears book— Advanced Typography
The project was to design a book with the essay The World of Wrestling by Roland Barthes, and two other essays that we thought related to this. For this I chose Gladiator; Roman Sports and Why do we like to watch such brutal violence on TV? by Ellie Harrison. The data pages in the book are the top ten horror movies that had the highest grossing in the box office, and it is paired with the top ten famous gladiators. The book starts and ends with quotes from different wrestlers, gladiators and horror movies.
For the design of the book, I wanted to make is all black and white, excluding some pages that have splats of blood for a pop of color. The body text is Ocean Sans and the display text is Aachen.