A modern chap book is a small collection of writings, often hand-printed and usually hand-bound. This chap book contains a healthy mix of traditional text and stylistic and relevant typography.
The Moon on My Wings is a compilation of my original prose about moments and experiences, almost unnoticed, that nevertheless grab hold of our hearts or imaginations in some deep and meaningful way. Four short stories, each with a theme—funny, scary, betrayed, and tender—were meticulously typeset and kerned in Freight Sans Pro. Type as illustration was employed as section headings to reinforce the respective themes. A title page, forward, and table of contents were included, utilizing Freight Text slab serif and sans serif Ingra WD to impart typographical hierarchy.
Care was taken to rely on anchor elements to ensure consistency from page to page, applying my typesetting skills to a dynamic space. It required deep research, sketching, solid grids, and multiple tiny dummy books to get the layout, pagination and the binding right. How nice it is to hold in my hand a piece that is wholly mine from both a design and writing perspective.