This is my contribution to the project DoeDeMee, initiated by Beshart (Belgium based graphic-web-motion design studio). "Doe De Mee" Dutch for "Are you in" - bringing together 100 designers to create posters of the top 100 books of all time in a bid to combat illiteracy.
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I wanted to convey the unpredictability and duplicity contained in the novel ‘The Good Soldier’. The narrator appears as a naïve, simple and unquestioning man whilst relating the tale of Edward Ashburnham.
The ‘Good Soldier’ is a playful and mischevious novel, layered, unpredictable and not quite what it seems. On the surface it’s told in a meandering way, jumping back and forth through time, by a seemingly naïve narrator. It toys with our sympathies and misdirects us throughout its 200 pages. My design echoes the layers within the novel and that of the main character, Edward Ashburnham, who on the surface is indeed a brave and good soldier, being awarded a Distinguished Service Order medal, contrasting with the threadbare morality of his philandering and general treatment of his wife.
I also wanted to convey the idea of the text as a woven material and the feeling of being ‘spun a yarn’ by the narrator.