Jabberwocky

Edited from Book Design 1: Image and Text Text 1

Click here for PDF: Jaberwocky 2017  (design copyrighted)

The inspiration started with images I had taken on a walk in Holmfirth, a very sunny day with flickering light and shadow. I found them very interesting when I converted the colour images to high contrast Black and White. They reminded me of the poem Jabberwocky – but a rather sinister version. This had been a favourite poem of mine when I was a child. I researched the poem in Wikipedia and followed the weblinks from there to find out more about the meaning of the words as intended by Lewis Carol.
Jaberwocky_annotated text (see comments).

I worked directly in Photoshop to crop, blend and manipulate the images with the text. My first version was a bit choppy because of the small photos and my tutor thought the font and text too upbeat. In the final version above I did a lot more work on the images(eg the white dandelion and image joins) and type layout in Photoshop and changed the typeface to a more ‘spiky’ Nueva Std.

Drawing on discussions around landscape photography, psychogeography, ‘walking’ and ‘Edgelands’ it explores our often conflicting attitudes and political conflicts around the ‘natural’ landscape. It draws particularly on feminist landscape photography and landscape photography by women and explores the contradictions between frisson and fear, and the real dangers of assault in striding out for freedom.

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