If On A Winter's Night A Traveler: Text & Data by Hanna Piotrowska
This project is an interpretation of Italo Calvino’s novel "If on a winter’s night a traveler". It is composed of two books.
The "text" book contains the text of the novel. Selected keywords are highlighted and accompanied by some numbers on the margins. The latter are links to the parts of the complementary book – the pages displaying the development of specific keywords and motifs.
The "data" book is composed of three chapters:
1/ Part 1, "The Words", presents all the single words which appear in the whole book, accompanied by a line chart, showing the total number of the word’s occurrences.
2/ Part 2, "The Motifs" presents themes and keywords, reoccurring throughout the whole book.
3/ Part 3, "The Book" contains visualizations on diverse topics, relating to the whole novel: chapters' construction, dynamics, relationships between characters, style or plot elements and others.
The covers are designed in a way that each book constitutes a negative of the other – the front cover of the "text”" book is the same as the back cover of the "data" book, and vice versa. This way, regardless of the order in which we put them in the box, both sides will be identical.
The entrant has supplied multiple files for this work:
CreditsHanna Piotrowska; This is a masters' thesis project, designed at the Book and Digital Publishing Design Studio lead by Prof. Maciej Buszewicz at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.