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I Wonder What it's Like to be Dyslexic? III

I Wonder What it's Like to be Dyslexic? III

I Wonder What it's Like to be Dyslexic? III

I Wonder What it's Like to be Dyslexic? III

£3,110
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About

I'm delighted to share with you this third edition! It's been long in the making but am extremely happy to now share it with you.

This book aims to provide the reader with a beautiful, design-led experience of what it feels like to struggle with reading. It is packed full with typographic experiments along with information about typography, language and dyslexia. 

This version has been completely redesigned. The new size and choice of paper match a more novel based book which is more representative of a book that would be more commonly read. There is also new content and the original material has been extensively fine-tuned. It also includes my parents account of what they went through when I was at school —

"At parents’ evenings, we were met with questions from teachers such as, ‘What do we do with a boy like Sam?’ and statements like, ‘We call him Lazy Bones’. We found this totally unacceptable, and alarm bells were ringing."

With the support of the Kickstarter community this book that has helped so many people already, can continue to do just that. 

Test print from the printer
Test print from the printer

Video from the first campaign 

This third edition of the book has changed in size to 198X129mm (standard B format). As well as the original content being completely refined the book contains new material and brand new cover design with six different colours. 

More information

After Kickstarter, this third edition will be sold on Amazon as they can safely handle the delivery of the book with short print runs being made to maintain stock and keep this book alive for a much longer time than previous editions.

The colour covers will be randomly selected for delivery and can't be selected for each individual order. Orders of multiple books will most likely include different colour covers.

If you cant find a reward that suits you best then please do get in touch with your required reward and I'll do my best to add it in your honour!

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Risograph Prints

Risograph printing is very efficient and also very environmentally friendly using soy-based inks. With the nature of Riso printing, each print will be unique and is subject to miss printing. Although every effort will be made to make sure that they are of the highest quality. 

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Benchmarks

£5600 — Target achieved the book will become a real thing. The book can be printed in a small quantity, after this point the quantity will rise to continue to exist.

£7000 — Foil blocking will be added to the cover of the books.

More to be announced as the targets are reached, such as special print techniques and a signed Hardback version which is already designed.

 What people people have said so far...

"An excellent body of research and development that has successfully been translated into the final piece. Thoughtful and considered typography and layout that is quite simple. A joy to look at and read." - The International Society of Typographic Design

"In Barclay's visionary creation, somewhere between a coffee table book and a textbook, letters morph into shapes which meander, swap places and play tricks on the eye. Frustrating yet fascinating, the book reveals a space between words and meaning where new interpretations of language are possible."- The Huffington Post

"Barclay's I wonder what it's like to be dyslexic visualizes a variety of typographic theories to plainly—and quite beautifully—portray the experience of reading with dyslexia. A large, simple type is juxtaposed next to short, information-rich paragraphs that expound on what it is you're seeing and give voice to the sort of confusion many feel on a daily basis." - Gizmodo

"This book demonstrates very clearly the range of trials and tribulations experienced by someone struggling to make sense of the written word. In my opinion, this is a 'must-have' resource for both parents and professionals wanting to support and understand the difficulties experienced by people trying to master the craft of reading especially in this information-rich world and when literacy achievements in this country are apparently at an all-time low." - Jeannie Low Ying (retired Assistant Principal Educational Psychologist)

"This book should be put on the compulsory reading list for all training teachers in a bid to eradicate the ignorance that still exists towards Dyslexia" - Julie Roche (Deputy Head Principal)

"Through meticulous design that manages to be friendly as well as stylish, Sam has created a publication that is accessible, informative and has filled a very important gap in the design world." - itsnicethat.com

"In Barclay's book, letters are turned into visual art. In a perfect example of showing instead of telling, words here convey an important, overdue message not through their literal meaning so much as through their imaginatively altered visual structures." - Fast Company 

These quotes are from articles based on the first book.

Risks and challenges

By working hard on this edition I have tried to eliminate all of the risks or challenges possible. The book is ready to print and then distributed.

Now my biggest challenge is getting people to believe in the project. So I NEED YOUR HELP to back the project and also to spread the word to other people to help us reach the funding goal (and then beyond).

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