Making Your Mark: A Collection of Stories
A collaborative project with Claude Caswell, Professor of Creative Writing at Maine College of Art. The brief entailed collecting all the stories from the class, putting them into a hard-cover book format and designing the entire book. Reading all the stories, I saw how each of the students, with their creative writing, left an indelible mark behind them. Some were serious while others more playful. In a humorous way, I thought of how dogs mark their own territory. As a lot of these stories, to me, showed were a for these students to mark their territory, I used this metaphor as a design aesthetic. I had each writer sign their names as well as the title of the story. I wanted to make an actual mark with their names so I used the laser cutter to create section dividers on glossy card stock. The titles of the stories were oversized on the page and overlaid on the stories themselves. Using InDesign's book feature, and creating a grid-system, I carefully laid out each story binding them all together using a hand sewn coptic-stitch.