Theseus & The Minotaur
We were asked to design a book where the main character should be a fantastic creature like unicorns, mermaids, etc. The Minotaur is half-bull, half-human. He lives in a labyrinth underneath King Minos’s palace. Theseus is the hero who killed the Minotaur. Ariadne, Minos’ daughter, is in love with Theseus. She helps him to find the way back from the labyrinth after killing the creature. A complicated and dark story full of infidelities, betrayals, wars, etc. 
The book layout is conceptualised as a labyrinth. This is highlighted by the text treatment, the concertina bookbinding, and the pop-up illustrations. Dramatic black & white collages support the dark face of the story. The project was inspiring and challenging; it allowed me to experiment and combine a range of techniques such as letterpress and print outside the graphic design boundaries.
Scope of work:
Editorial Design
Letterpress
Collage
Bookbinding
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