Experimental Layout - The Book of Sand


  • Isaac Amoah MacEwan University


Created for DESN 231, this experimental layout is based on The Book of Sand written by Jorge Luis Borges. The general themes are human curiosity, knowledge, and connection. A book salesman and a retired librarian are studying a mysterious book. Borges makes many references to the Bible in the story. The retired librarian decides to purchase the book from the salesman. The main character eventually begins to lose sleep over the book because he’s trying to understand it. He finally gets rid of the book, and his life supposedly returns to normal.

Department: Design

Faculty Mentor: Constanza Pacher