The goal of this project was to tell the biography of a historical figure in an interesting way. To keep the book at a manageable length, I chose to focus on a specific aspect of my chosen historical figure’s life. I chose Annie Oakley, and I focused on her sharpshooting abilities and skills. I wanted to show rather than tell her amazing abilities, so I illustrated silhouettes and placed them as focal points on the page, and integrated the typography so that there was an element of surprise and awe when a reader would learn a new talent. At the end of the book is a short summary of Annie Oakley’s life, which was just as amazing as her talents.
I designed and illustrated the book, and it is pamplet bound with twine. The book was printed digitally on text weight white paper.