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This publication blurs the line between type and image and type as image. Text is woven through negative space in images and other text to create a single picture. It’s also used as texture in the background and shapes meant to lead the eye, not to be read.

Focus connects ancient fables with more modern stories to tell a tale as old as time: Jealousy is a disease. Fables and manners warn readers of the damage jealousy can cause one’s self, while exploring the complex relationship between type and image.

It features the stories: “Jealousy” and “Flirting” from Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior by Judith Martin (1982),  “The Astronomer” from Aesops Fables (1692), and “The Fir-Tree” from New Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (1844). Each story is accompanied by a quote from three different authors: Maya Angelou, Robin Hobb, and Ann Brashares. These quotes were not directly said in response to the stories and fables, but were found to summarize the moral of each story.