Circadian rhythms rule our lives, regulate our sleep and tell us when to get up in the morning. Our sleep patterns have evolved over time and we generally do not achieve the needed quality or quantity of sleep today.
This book is an artistic look into the Psychological and Biological effects that sleep and sleeplessness have on the human body. Readers explore the cycles of rest to learn the art of sleep and urgency of balancing your circadian rhythm, for a better night and future ahead.
Book designed, inkjet printed, and perfect bound by myself.
The book is intended to portray the scattered state of mind that can result from that sleep disturbance and restlessness, juxtaposed against the benefits of sleep and renewal. The use of erratic type spacing, gradually fragmented photography, and other graphic elements help illustrate human sleep patterns and allow the reader to connect with the content.
Large full bleed breaker pages allow readers to breathe and absorb information thus creating more engaging reading rhythm.
The body copy and subheads are set in Mrs Eaves, by Emigre Foundry, a whimsical serif that makes an enjoyable reading experience. The headings and in-text subheadings are set in Kievit, by FontFont Foundry, a san-serif that provides clarity with humanistic qualities. The numbers only are set in DinPro, also by FontFont Foundry.
Chapter title pages offered a visual preview of the information within them. As the reader advances into the book the placement of each chapter title sinks lower on the page as if going deeper into slumber.
Boiler plate pages help maintain some consistency at the start of each chapter of the book.
Information graphics were designed by me with a clean sans serif typography and subtle colors to be easy to read, reference, and remember.
I also was tasked to design a full publisher's website to help generate book sales.
Mind maps are one of my favorite tools to use during concept development process.
Pattern I made using the lines of an electroencephalogram (EEG) test of natural brainwave patterns during the different cycles of sleep.