The Beaten Path

Client Self (MFA student work)
Deliverable 48-page 6"x9" hardcover book
Year 2010

A book examining the effects of tourism on developing countries. This was the final deliverable for a semester of intensive research and examination of a social topic of my choosing. I researched, wrote, designed and bound the final book.

To establish the feeling of makeshift roughness one often finds in the developing world, the cover is raw bookbinding board with its natural deckled edge. The pages also have torn outer edges. The endpaper pattern was inspired by Indonesian textiles.

Flip through the entire book below:

A glossy foldout map of Bali presents a case study of the island's tourist economy, which illustrates the same issues found in all developing countries with significant tourism.

Postcards at the back of the book propose design-based solutions to various problems associated with tourism.

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