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Young Adult Novel
Ana Sofia Mariz & Christiane Mello @estudioversalete
This project was a novel about a young man overcoming the trauma of hid friend's death by suicide.
As a first step, we worked with the illustrator, Salmo Dansa, to develop a core visual concept for this psychological and highly emotional drama. This led us to work with tarot cards as a metaphor for the cruel game of life and death.
Salmo then created his illustrations by collage and by sketching old tarot cards. We used the backs of the cards to form patterns and as a framing for the text. Each chapter opens the door to the phases of grief that the character is going through. Our typographic approach was designed to underscore the expressive and intense tone of the drama. For that, we choose the typeface Kinesis by Mark Jamra that, as the name reveals, conveys dynamism at its core.