a collaboration with the English Literature Department at The University of Reading
learning journal entries written by students studying the Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury module, arranged into a book publication
read the blogpost here
using cover artwork created by students, the front cover features hand lettering in the style of Virginia Woolf's own to tie with the design of the book interior

the cover design of the book featuring artwork of a poppy created by an English Literature student

the typesetting of the interior pages
section openers were hand lettered in the style of Virginia Woolf's own hand writing
the editors and contents pages
the editors and contents pages
the opening page for the first chapter of the book
the opening page for the first chapter of the book
the first entry in the book
the first entry in the book
a page featuring artwork by an English Literature student and an entry which featured the use of question and answer styled text
a page featuring artwork by an English Literature student and an entry which featured the use of question and answer styled text
an entry which required the use of indents and bullet points to structure the text
an entry which required the use of indents and bullet points to structure the text
an entry written in the style of a play, this required outdents and the use of small caps to emphasise the speaker, and italics for stage directions. This entry also begins with an indented quote
an entry written in the style of a play, this required outdents and the use of small caps to emphasise the speaker, and italics for stage directions. This entry also begins with an indented quote
a chapter opening page with a longer title over three lines
a chapter opening page with a longer title over three lines
a page featuring artwork by an English Literature student
a page featuring artwork by an English Literature student
the last entry in the book
the last entry in the book
lettering
studying Virginia Woolf's hand written letters, I created a letter bank of the different ways I observed that she formed each letter in upper and lower case. I then began combining these letters by hand into full words for each chapter title
the letter bank created based on Virginia Woolf's hand written letters
the letter bank created based on Virginia Woolf's hand written letters
beginning to write the name of the book using the letter bank
beginning to write the name of the book using the letter bank
writing the names of each chapter using the letter bank as reference. Here, a calligraphy pen was used
writing the names of each chapter using the letter bank as reference. Here, a calligraphy pen was used
at first I used a fine liner to draw out the lettering but decided to experiment with using a square tipped calligraphy pen to try to better emulate how Virginia Woolf would have written
using a fine liner to write the chapter names
using a fine liner to write the chapter names
the book subtitle written using a calligraphy pen
the book subtitle written using a calligraphy pen
icons designed to represent each chapter of the book. These were used on each chapter opening page and in the contents page
icon for 'The Voyage Out'
icon for 'The Voyage Out'
icon for 'Modern Fiction’, ‘Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown’, ‘Character in Fiction’
icon for 'Modern Fiction’, ‘Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown’, ‘Character in Fiction’
icon for 'Jacob's Room'
icon for 'Jacob's Room'
icon for 'Mrs Dalloway'
icon for 'Mrs Dalloway'
icon for 'Street Haunting'
icon for 'Street Haunting'
icon for ‘Professions for Women’ and‘ Memories of a Working Women’s Guild’
icon for ‘Professions for Women’ and‘ Memories of a Working Women’s Guild’
icon for 'A Room of One's Own'
icon for 'A Room of One's Own'
icon for 'Three Guineas'
icon for 'Three Guineas'
icon for 'Reflections'
icon for 'Reflections'
the combination of icons and lettering used in the final book for chapter openers, created using a calligraphy pen

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