Breaking the Bad

This piece was completed as part of the 2015 ISTD Student Assessment under the theme of 'Taboo'. The project was successful and I was awarded membership to the International Society of Typographic Designers. Wooo :)

This book concentrates on the history and etymology of curse words. It aims to agitate the reader by displaying all of these ‘bad words’ right there in front of them, it tries to make the reader uncomfortable. The information presented is rather interesting so while attempting to create discomfort it draws the reader in, makes them read another page and then another.

The infographics keep things interesting and break up the text heavy content. All of this was done to educate the reader, the individual and myself about the history of cursing, why some words should never be said and why some taboos are meant to be broken.

Dimensions: 312mm x 273mm
Paper Stock: 150gsm Munken Lynx
Cover Stock: Colourplan 270gsm Bright Red
Printer: Plus Print Ltd.