Publication Design: typography, layout, illustration and production

Publication Design Siddartha by Hermann Hesse

Illustration, typographic and production layout of seminal book by the German author Hermann Hesse. This book along with Steppenwolf (27) and Narcissus and Goldmund (30) formed the basis of his opus that resulted in a Nobel Prize for Literature 1946.

The visual communication created combines sumi paintings and collage elements. Pressed leaves, sandwiched between two sheets of waxed paper perhaps reminds the reader of childhood while concurrently referencing Siddartha’s journey to enlightenment. This then can serve as an analogy to the way in which each of us gathers our experiences, remembers them and organizes them to form a life lived.