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ANXIETY NARRATIVE

Prompted to construct a narrative through multiplicity of situations, I chose to focus on my own struggles with anxiety, creating a book.

The two main texts featured in the book are excerpts from articles originally written and published for The Atlantic. The first article included personal experiences dealing with anxiety, which I chose to divide into individual chapters. The second article had only one author, which allowed for me to easily make interjections into the main text. I then allowed my own voice to be the one that guided the reader through the book.

My personal remarks are included on post-it notes throughout the book. The idea to use these removable post-its, and emphasize annotative qualities in the design came from my process of printing out the articles to read. I found myself underlining and writing in the margins when it came to parts I related to. I wanted to keep this personal quality in the final book, while it still feeling purposeful and well-designed.



Perfect-bound, measuring 5.5 in by 7 in. Typeset using Adobe Typekit’s Tenso and Caecilia Printed on Mohawk Ultrawhite Eggshell paper, and Post-It notes.


Samples of article annotations later used to make desicions about text placement, pairings, and design an annotation system for the book.

Mark


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Emily Mahar 2019 — Providence, RI