I was commissioned to produce typographic title pages for a collection of short stories entitled Jellyfish. Using extracts from the stories – whose common subjects are love, sex and the consequences of our actions – I hoped to create intrigue and set the tone for the story that followed.
Typesetting the quotes like headlines to match the strength of the words, I photographed them underwater. The ripples and distortion are intended to allude to the themes that underpin the book: that no action exists without consequence, and that the characters are all subject to influences outside their control. The water also echoes the aquatic nature of the title.
Text by Janice Galloway
Published by Freight Books