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A project produced for my MA Graphic Design Book Arts Elective, using colour to interpret the story of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Partially inspired by the interpretation of Spring Snow by Alison Turnbull, the outputs for the project were also influenced by research conducted in preparation for the MA Major Project about the semiotics of paint colour names. The book produced for the project was case bound by hand in book cloth, with gold foil blocked titles on the cover and the spine. To interpret the story’s key characters, objects and concepts were matched to coloured paint samples and displayed in the order that they appear in the narrative. The presentation of the colour samples also has echoes of Victorian plant specimen books, something that would have been common at the time the story was written.

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