Book of Hours could be described as a long poem.
The overall creative objective was to produce this poem in a
way that respected the words on the page, and represented them
as closely as possible to the way the author saw them at the
time of writing.
This was to be a cross-media publication with a limited-edition
hard copy for sale as an art object, and a free digital version
The author writes on a laptop in Word, using formatting to set
the type as he would like to see it. This made it perfect for online
viewing, but the first problem was to emulate this experience in
The solution was to bind the pages along the top so that it opened
like a calendar, then reading became similar to the scrolling experience.
The print design was then repurposed to this online version by
just adding interactivity, with no change to the page layouts.
and development: Stephen
page design and typography: Christine