Frida Book Cover
CONCEPT

A book showcasing the life and work of my biggest inspirations: Frida Kahlo and a selection of Mohawk papers.

AUDIENCE

Creatives interested in paper

WHY I MADE IT

Wanted to use my role model to showcase paper in a new way

WHAT I USED

Variety of papers (cover, vellum, letters) foiling, wiro binding

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Books for Africa Booking
Frida Kahlo Book
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Books for Africa Booking
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HOW I DID IT

Choosing the right typeface for Frida

I did some type studies to help figure out which typeface worked best for the purpose.

Type Studies
Type Studies

Getting a sense of the layout and pagination

I created several sketches in which I played with the layout of the content and how it would all flow together. I ended up dividing the book into four chapters, that would cover her life's work.

Frida Sketches
Frida Sketches

Figuring out the visual components

Once I had established typography, grid and layout, I created a style tile. This allowed me to see if my elements worked together and communicated Frida's life.

Frida Style Tiles
Frida Style Tiles

Getting a sense of the layout and pagination

I created several sketches in which I played with the layout of the content and how it would all flow together. I ended up dividing the book into four chapters, that would cover her life's work.

Frida Sketches
Frida Sketches