©2019 by Jack Dawson / Graphic Designer

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Keratoconus Booklet

Keratoconus is an eye condition, where the normally round dome-shaped Cornea progressively thins; causing a cone-like bulge to develop.

 

This typographic information booklet was a self-directed passion project which was designed using simple graphics and layouts. The aim was to give the reader information about the relatively unknown condition; which affects an estimated 1 in 2000 people.

 

At the centre of the booklet are photographic double-page spreads. I chose photographs of everyday settings, such as nature and buildings, to show the severity of this condition. The left page features a grey circle which has the photograph in focus against a blurred background. The other page uses the opposite effect. 

I used Courier Standard because it resembles the optotype used in old-fashioned eye examinations, and Lato Light because it compliments Courier and is easy to read.

 

The colours blue and grey were used because they are clinical and smart, and suit the environment in which this booklet would be found. The graphics add to this by being simplistic and also show the literal effects of Keratoconus.