ISTD Tales to Change the Word brief
The brief was to reinvent the book using the idea of how flexible and versatile magazines and e-books are using the tale The Waitress by Jack Zipes.
The idea of the book is to bring people together through discussion, like in tale. The reader will read the book, write their opinions then pass it on. Using Bookcrossing the reader is able to keep a track of their book and continue their discussions online with fellow readers.
The book is made out of newspaper for two reasons; it provides a cheaper material that will encourage the reader to deface it and more importantly to represent Marie’s (the main character’s) fragile body. The paper represent how fragile Marie is and how she carries all these discussions on her back bring people together and expense to herself, eventually disappearing without even a thank you.
This book is designed to self-destruct due to how overwhelmed it will become with discussion. Like all magazines and digital media, they have short shelf lives or no physical form so the user becomes careless over it and is less precious.