About this project
People all over the world struggle with reading for a variety of reasons, including dyslexia, lack of education and an unfamiliar language to name a few. People with reading difficulty are often capable of thinking in ways that others aren't and as a result are capable of true greatness, yet these people are often misunderstood and treated unfairly as a result.
Failing to encourage those with reading difficulties in a way that makes sense to them can limit (and in many cases damage) their ability to progress.
Great effort has been made to provide tools aimed at improving a persons reading but very little has been done to give those around them an understanding of what it really feels like to struggle in such a way.
About the book
This book aims to provide the reader with a beautiful, design led experience of what it feels like to struggle with reading.
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Enjoy thumbing through the pages of this book with your favourite cup of coffee. Enjoy the books beautiful typographic theories that are sure to give you a completely different outlook on reading.
Put it on your coffee table, stack it on your bookshelf or pass it on to a friend. If five people pick the book up in it's lifetime, chances are that one of those five will impact positively on another persons life as a result, whether they know it or not.
For your business
As stated in the Equality Act 2010, disability discrimination legislation prohibits discrimination against disabled people in employment and in the provision of goods and services. This includes those with dyslexia.
With or without legislation, many businesses require staff and customers to read a great deal - whether it be T&C's, returns policies, reports, daily emails... the list goes on.
Helping staff to truly understand what it might feel like for a colleague or customer to struggle with reading will greatly improve your business.
For your school/college/university
The impact of dyslexia is rarely seen in greater force than in education. Students that cannot learn to read have enormous difficulty reading to learn.
If those around them - be it their teachers, parents or fellow students - can begin to understand what it feels like for them to be face to face with a page of text, the positive impact on their self esteem will be felt for the rest of their lives.
What people are saying...
I need your help!
I have chosen to work with Boss Print for the production of this book. Working with their team to refine the finer details of the finished print quality has been an invaluable part of the process and I am grateful for their efforts.
They have produced outstanding work for some of the worlds most highly renowned brands. Their passion and quality of work speaks for itself.
Choosing the best fonts to use throughout the book has been the most time consuming part of the process. My passion for typographic design is what drove me to create this book and I am proud of each fonts contribution to the final piece.
The fonts used are:
In order to demonstrate each typographic theory in the book, I have applied each adapted type to a short story called 'Reading on The Beach' from the book The Small Pleasures of Life' by Phillipe Delerm. Orion Books have kindly offered to license the story for use in this book.
There is no comparison to holding a book in your hands when trying understand and refine it's finish. I have produced a number of versions throughout the process and as a result, I am delighted with the final print quality.
The video at the top of this page was kindly produced by Ian Whitington at a greatly reduced rate. Not only that, Ian has agreed to provide the video for free until our campaign has been successful. Check him out
Postage & Packing
Each book will be delivered in Amazon style, damage resistant packaging so that your book will arrive on time and in perfect condition. Prints will be sent separately in a tube to avoid folding.
Whilst the last 6 months has been spent planning every detail and considering every possible challenge that we may face, this contingency will further safeguard my ability to deliver your book to you in the highest possible quality.
Kickstarter & payment fees
Kickstarter have their own goals to reach and for their kind and valuable service, they apply a fee to the total amount raised if our target is met. The banks also charge their fee for processing the payments.
Limited Edition Prints
Exclusively available on Kickstarter! 3 designs from the book have been adapted to create these beautiful A3 prints.
Print #1 - You Can Read Me
Print #2 - Truspel
Print #3 - The Words Shape
Risks and challenges
I have worked with a number of people to refine the details of this campaign and to ensure that no stone has been left unturned. Having studied the business of print and worked on many projects of this nature, I am grateful for the opportunity that Kickstarter provides to help bring my own work to life.
Should the contingency factored into this campaigns target not be used to overcome any potential obstacles, it shall be used to further improve the quality of the final product.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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