Reading. Goethe's Faust.

This project is my bachelor thesis which deals with the change of reading behavior in the digital age. My approach has been to show the reading development from the origin of mankind till today in one book applying it on an existing story, without changing the wording or adding images. 
Knowing that we nowadays mainly retrieve information in a quick way, in the form of emails, WhatsApp messages, Facebook posts, or Tweets the question arises if there is still the need or even the time for a deep kind of reading. And if so, does the contemporary reader then fully understand the depth of words like those in Goethes Faust? 
This project is an attempt to motivate people to read in a more demanding way. It demonstrates new typographical approaches for ambitious literature on the first part of Faust using various reading methods.
The wooden book slipcase shows the laser cutted letter F – no matter if the slipcase stands upside down or in a normal position.  It also can be understood as a reading process.
The book consists of 10 sections – each of them visualizes an own reading approach.
All parts can be set into one as a leporello, by inserting the back of one part into the front of the other.
The leporello technique allows a format which can be contracted and stretched. This process reflects Goethes biggest conviction about life which if often expressed in his work (Systole & Diastole). The term describes the interplay between two contrary conditions, like the act of breathing for example. Every breath in is followed by a breath out.
The begin of the drama is set in a classical book layout known from the old books, like Gutenbergs Bible.
The Cover has been made with processing (literative art), analyzing the vowels in the whole book based on an approach from poem analysis. 
Here it comes to a more theatrical approach, wehre each character acts on the paper like he would do on a stage. 
These scenes are dedicated to a more visual typography, by using the method of the yellow press. 
Here each character has got an own book, which can be read separately but also as one. The orientation gives the color spectrum wich is based on Goethes theory of color.
Visualizing the death of a character in the chapter "Night. Street in front of Gretchens door." The visual approach is referring to a paper roll.
A reading approach, which we know from web.
An exaggeration of  digital reading in form of a HTML code.
Walpurgisnacht scene, in a dictionary layout.
A Twitter approach, with profile pictures in the form of initials.
Finally, the most common version for conversations: WhatsApp messaging. 
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