This was strictly a type class and for this project I was able to pick any topic. Our instructor suggested a medical/scientific topic because it comes with a lot of text we could find and play with in regards to typesetting and the topic itself wouldn’t necessarily be one we could get personally attached to and distracted with.
I went with the topic of autism. I have a cousin who has autism so I thought knowing how he acts and interacts with the world around him could give me some insight of design elements I could possibly use. And because of this I knew he was big on repeating things, he would count things over and over, turn things on and off over and over. It’s something certain people with autism do and it restricts them from really living a normal life, thus the title Restrict + Repeat. The lines throughout the book also play with this idea of repeat. I repeat them over imagery because it sort of represents how people with autism can’t really enjoy their lives, they’re trapped with this disease, literally.
To view the entire book, check it out here on Issuu.
Restrict + Repeat: The Phenomenon of Autism
Carolina De Bartolo