Maria Fischer: Traumgedanken

I recently had the pleasure of coming across this stunnigly beautiful book design by Maria Fischer. Entitled “Traumgedanken” (“Thoughts on dreams”), the book in her own words: “…contains a collection of literary, philosophical, psychological and scientifical texts which provide an insight into different dream theories.

To ease the access to the elusive topic, the book is designed as a model of a dream about dreaming. Analogue to a dream, where pieces of reality are assembled to build a story, it brings different text excerpts together. They are connected by threads which tie in with certain key words. The threads visualise the confusion and fragileness of dreams.

On five pages there are illustrations made out of thread. Their shape and colour relies on the key words on the opposite page. This way an abstract image of the dream about dreaming is generated.

In addition there are five pages where a significant excerpt from a text of the opposite page is stitched into the paper. It is not legible because the type’s actual surface is inside the folded page. This expresses the mysteriousness of dreams and the aspect of dream interpretation.

Not a commercial project of course, but a fantastic final year project whilst she was studying at University of Applied Sciences Augsburg.

Quite literally a book that dreams are made of.

Via @presentcorrect.