Tactile Publication

Taboo
In Our modern society touch has become a taboo.
Be it because of an eventual sexual charge, hygiene, technological advancements,customs or even just the fact that elderly live more isolated. It isn’t normal anymore to have physical contact. But however the lack of physical contact could have extreme consequences, for example:  stunted mental development and physcal growth in baby’s & children and a chance for psychological problems at a later age.

Postive values
After this discovery I focussed on touch and the postive values of it, I found out how much personal stories the human body tells via touch. To tempt people to make a connection, I created a book where the stories are litteraly told via the skin of the teller, and you can feel the story.

The result of everything is a book, a book to break taboo of touch.

Technique

  • Sketching
  • Photgraphy
  • Indesign
  • Illustrator
  • Lasercutter
  • Press
  • Bookbinding