This book is based on a series of interviews with blind or visually impaired participants. I asked each participant to talk about their definition of beauty, where they see beauty, and how they would describe it. Each of their personality, experiences, ideas, and descriptions are unique and, as a result, give a diversity of definitions of “beauty”. The book is divided into sections, with each section focusing on each individual to gain a better understanding of who they are and what they said about their life and definition of beauty. The four categories of beauty for this project are beauty in people, nature, objects, and life.
This is mainly a typographic exploration of every participant’s words, expressing their voices in different typographic ways depending on how they speak, the flow of their speech, and their personality. Therefore, each section is unique because every participant is unique. It has been an interesting and fun experience putting together this book because of the various definitions and perspectives about beauty. Even the interviews have been a positive experience because of this topic. Beauty is everywhere and doing this project has opened up my eyes to beauty in places I never thought of finding beauty in before.
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Documentation video of the book
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