ISSUES 1 : (Re-)reading Mary Through Time & Space

by Janneke Janssen

The research reviews the history and future of ‘the book’ as a medium. The structures of diverse religious books, other non-linear books and new media are reflected upon to design new interpretations of the book in a periodical of multiple parts.
 This edition comprises different viewpoints on Mary devotion, its connection to religion and the role of women in society. Sometimes critical, spiritual, cheeky, abstract, slightly feministic, rebellious or humorous, but always in a subtle undertone. It forms a platform on which participants interact and discuss social issues.
The publication aims to enlarge the interaction of the user with the content through several design parameters. They are set out in text-image relations and grid structures, which were of importance to design and shape the periodical in (typo)graphic macro- and microlevels, based on non-linearity and navigation. The exploration resulted in a renewed, interactive and interlinked construction of the book. Through a balance in reading and searching its content, placed in a hierarchical rotating – text and grid – system, an innovative book (design) emerged.


Silver in Book Design 2019, Non-Pro

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Design Director

Janneke Janssen

Company/University or Design School

PXL-MAD, School of Arts, Hasselt


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