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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 available online.

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 printed form.

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.

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client: Jackbooks.
overall design and development: Stephen Canning.
page design and typography: Christine Hansen.

author: Leigh Davis.