Stepping Into the Unknown was a book I designed in the Spring of 2016 in response to an assignment pertaining to three essays by Josef Albers, Sōetsu Yanagi, and Jonathan Foers, respectively. The essays touched on themes I found prevalent in science fiction (creation, exploration, and discovery,) so I used imagery from old pulp covers to convey them. The book was set in Century Schoolbook, a typeface used in actual pulp fiction paperbacks of the era.


Cover 1

The cover was designed to include a full-wraparound cover slip. The slip must be removed to open the book, revealing more slivers of colorful pulp fiction illustration underneath.


Cover 2

The following images are spreads from interior of the book.


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