Who do you think you are? book
Edited in Photoshop, composed in InDesign.
The project was to design a book around the New York Times article “The Year We Obsessed Over Identity” by Wesley Morris, and to add a layer of critical analysis by adding another written work of our choice.
I chose the feminist anthology This Bridge Called My Back, edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa, in order to examine the themes of racial identity and marginalization in Morris’s original article, with an emphasis on perspectives from women of color.
In order to bring the book together, I used recurring motifs in the bars running across the pages, the highlighted text, and the photo edits. The colors used throughout the book differentiate the pieces of Morris’s article with the chosen stories from This Bridge Called My Back. With the chosen images, I particularly wanted to emphasize the similarities between civil rights movements of the 1960s with contemporary trends of police brutality and racial injustice, the latter of which is ongoing close to where I attended school in St. Louis.