Book as Body is an adhesive bound book exploring issues relating to the body. The book shares the medical journals that my grandmother wrote in nursing school. The journals were written as stories rather than just documentation. As a book, the journals become permanent. All the notes are now together in one place and the new version, unlike the typewritten pages, will not fade. The original format shaped many of my design decisions. The typeface is inspired by the original pages as well as the off-white color of the paper. The illustrations came from the original sketches and the photographs are reprinted using cyanotype printing.

Written and illustrated by Dee Coplin.