This is a poetry notebook. The title “Herbst”(Autumn) is the surname of the poet, so I designed the whole book to represent the nature of autumn. The title is based on the image of falling leaves. The fabric is made of dandelions to match the impression of pale light, and the thread used to bind the paper was dyed from rosehips collected from our garden. The water colours were designed to reflect the content of each poem in an abstract way.
Poetry: Sarah Herbst
Bookbinding: Saki Oseki
Art Direction & Drawing: Natsuko Mizushima