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The Book of Hours
The Book of Hours is a long poem, with themes relating to colour, movement, natural forces, and the measuring of time.
The Book of Hours is a cross-media publication with a limited-edition hard copy for sale as an art object, and a free digital version available online.

The overall creative objective was to produce this poem in a way that respected the words on the page, and represented them as closely as possible to the way the author saw them at the time of writing. The author wrote on a laptop in Word, using formatting to set the type as he would like to see it. While this is perfect for online viewing we wanted to emulate this experience in printed form.

By binding the pages along the top so that it opened like a calendar we were able to better match the physical experience of the page to the interactive digital version.

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Client: Jackbooks
Direction and production: Stephen Canning
Design: Stephen Canning and Christine Hansen
Slip Case Text: John Reynolds

From the archive

This set includes a small edited archive of some of the more interesting graphics and design projects of the last couple of decades.

These have included identity graphics, branding, promotional graphic design, web and interactive design, packaging, book design, catalogues, brochures, and some architectural glass projects.

Prior to founding DV8 Creative, Stephen worked as a glass artist specialising in architectural graphics and sandblasted glass, exhibiting in NYC in 1992, and with much work still in place around NZ.

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