Charlatan Works

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Charlatan Works is a poetry anthology exploring how specific effects of the geographical environment affect the emotions and behaviour of individuals.

I designed the anthology as an A3 sheet folded as a map, and built an accompanying website. I was drawn to using contours in the design because they don’t pin the map to any particular place. I produced a series of ink-painted contour illustrations in intertwining loops. The landscape which emerges is Escheresque and disorientating, with no clear planes or routes. On the website, large contours pass in front and behind the title on scrolling to give the same disorientating effect.