About the Book
First published in 1851, Moby Dick is widely
regarded as one of the greatest novels in
the English laguage. It is the epic story
of Captain Ahab, the vengeful whalor, and
his pursuit of Moby Dick, the elusive white
whale who destroyed his boat and left Ahab
a crippled and obsessive monomaniac.
This edition, designed by eleven students of
design at the University of Michigan – Flint,
returns the story to it’s original three volume
form. Each student responded to the prose
through typographic treatment and design.
Clarity was the port of departure, content
was the captain, and – ever elusive – was the
quest to balance positive and negative form:
the obsessive desire for white space.
Designers (Vol. 1)
SECTION 1 / CHAPTERS 01 - 12 Jordan Wallace
SECTION 2 / CHAPTERS 13 - 23 Terry Hale
SECTION 3 / CHAPTERS 24 - 35 Elizabeth Thomas