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 (best viewed fullscreen).
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 production: Stephen
design: Christine Hansen, Stephen Canning.
title lettering: John Reynolds