PROJECT

SPECS

Hair Hassles: 

An Abecedarium

4 x 6 inches, hardcover 

Accordion Style Book 

38 pages, 26 illustrations 

 

ABOUT

Hair Hassles focuses on the process and the pains for a young girl getting her hair done every day. The process of creating the book took me back to when I was growing up and getting ready for school with my parents and how much of a hassle curly hair is as a young girl. The text throughout the book is curated from phrases and statements said to me as a young girl from important figures in my life. These figures are represented by the mother in the book. Moving through the accordion-style book, an implied timeline occurs and depicts the different standards of getting ready as a young boy and a young girl.

 

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

TYPOGRAPHY

Centaur Mt Pro

The book is typeset in Centaur, a serif typeface, by book and typeface designer Bruce Rogers, based on the Renaissance-period printing of Nicolas Jenson around 1470. 

COLOR PALETTE

The color choices were based on chance which subsequently led to the overall topic choice, by picking a random page number from A Dictionary of Color Combinations by Sanzo Wada. 

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CONTENT SAMPLE

Mom says “We have to brush our hair in the morning to be presentable at school.”

 

Mom says “You’re lucky you have curly hair, I would have to wear rollers to look like that.”

 

I think whipping my hair around after a day of my hair being up is the best feeling.”