CONSIDER THE LOBSTER

BOOK DESIGN

A book design project based on the article “Consider the Lobster” by David Foster Wallace. 2 versions of the same book are designed,with the first one focuses only on legibility and the second one focued on personal interpretation.

The idea of the second book is “layer/puzzle”. In the article, the author talks a lot about the lobster, but more than that, he talks about us, humans, and how we consume other species. It is like a positive/negative of which we see the representation and shadow. So I designed the cover as a folded piece. Readers may interact with the piece and see what underneath “Consider the Lobster” is actually “Consider US”.