We created the design for Özlem Karakurt’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Love, published by Doğan Novus. The book details the unpleasant dilemma of the modern conditions of love, and the misery and struggles of people in love.
We designed a bespoke love alphabet specifically for this book, formed from the lover’s initials. We also created a visually enticing and clever encyclopedia-like formatting to parallel the author’s concept.
From the back cover: "Suffering the pangs of first love? This much I can assure you: Keep calm. Don’t worry. The experiences you’re having now will mean better immunity for your heart for the experiences you’re sure to have in the future. Take a deep breath and wait for it to pass. The younger you are, the greater the effect will be. But with the constant repetition of standard-issue separations, unrequited loves, lovers that leave you, and all those that for some reason won’t, you will become more and more used to the pain will, and you will get over each one more and more easily."