Took Jessica Hische’s Skillshare Drop Cap class for fun over Spring Break! For this project, I finally got to playing around with lettering and found this tutorial super informative.
Had just finished reading the book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time around that time and thought it’d be fun to make a drop cap cover for the book. Synopsis and design thinking below.
This book tells the story of a 15 year-old boy named Christopher with Asperger’s syndrome and his dysfunctional family. The story is told through his eyes; and, throughout the book, there is a pattern of Christopher understanding very logical, often-literal semblances of the world, and disregarding the more metaphorical notions of the world. There is a very specific portion of the book that I focused on, in which Christopher notes that constellations are simply silly, because the stars could be joined up in any arbitrary way to create any image.
I thought that this very specific part of the book was not only very visual, but exactly portrayed Christopher’s understanding of the literal world. Not only this, but it was this very literal understanding of the world that really causes Christopher to construe events under certain light and react accordingly.