The purpose of the diploma thesis Designing an unconventional experimental book was to research and analyze directives and convention in the field of book design, followed by designing an experimental book which would differ from what is considered conventional.
In theoretical part, we have deep-dived into convention of book design and summarized how and in what way the elements of a typical book normally appear. Our goal was to evaluate what most of the books in bookstores have in common and what are the guidelines which their designers decided to stick to. A conventional book was then compared to its opposite – with artist’s books and experimental books, amongst which we have pointed out the wabi-sabi philosophy in regards to the nature of the theme of the thesis. Afterwards, we have planned and designed an unconventional experimental book called Single Stream by ourselves, with our main goal to determine what is worth keeping from the book design convention and what to change in order to create a fulfilling design combination.