Given the prompt of a 16 page 'Hello' book for an assignment in book design, I chose a slightly more whimsical narrative.
Using the motif of the compass rose, as well as combinations of black and white fills and outlines, the book ultimately goes through the narrative of teaching someone about the compass rose and its directions. The reader is thrown into confusion with an abstract, nonsensical layout with minimal information accompanied by a spread which displays an upside down world map on a jarring black background and outlined version of the compass. The reader is then introduced to the compass rose directions with a translucent piece of mylar with an outlined version of the compass rose, which when placed over each page fills in the correct direction of the compass. This clarifies the concept of directions and the compass rose for the reader, allowing them to view the map with colours inverted to a more readable black ink on white background, right side up, and the compass in a full fill; alluding to comprehension and wholeness.
The translucent mylar sheet detailed with the compass rose can be used in other areas when re-reading the book as well to develop a more complex narrative and storyline. Though not introduced in the beginning, if placed on top of all the spreads throughout the book, the compass rose is never able to be fully filled in the beginning half of the book. With fills being used to complete the outline of the mylar sheet at the end of the book, it further connotes to the reader's understanding and comprehension of the narrative.