Islands of a Thousand Tongues (2019)
6.75"x10.75" / 416 pages
research, book design, print, installation
17,000 islands, 300 ethnic group, 700 languages, 1 country. Islands of a Thousand Tongues is a thesis project on the languages of Indonesia, including the 6 different writing scripts, contemporary culture and also literature. Using the idea of the equator line that stretches across the land and sea of Indonesia, the book often has symmetrical composition.
list of languages in Indonesia.
Featuring vernacular typography and modern urban photography of Indonesia.
instructor Brad Bartlett / special thanks Carina Huynh, William Tan, Miles Mazzie, Ivan Cruz / photo credit Taylor Luo
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