A TOUCHING BOOK,
IN BRAND AND EXPERIENCE
A VISUAL MEDITATION
EXPLORING THE JOURNEY;
A LEGACY OF THE SENSATE.
The human stance
Every journey is a storytelling of sensuality —
how you sense and experience
the grand sphere
of your transsensational input.
There is the sensing of what you touch — but when you touch it, what happens?
Memories, sights, sounds, smells, tastes and the balance of the feel.
What you recall in a journey would, of course,
be founded on what you’ve seen,
but more so there are other layers to recollection. What you collect.
What you hold.
Gather them up.
To journeying, how that is held — might be a journal — which could be a book of touching, which is to gather again the notations of a journey,
you’ll recall the sights you beheld,
but too —
tastes that were savored;
sounds that were heard,
touches in a place that culled
the heart and heat of a moment.
and instances of scent:
a forgotten alleyway,
a long fragrance waft of forest, sea, heated sand.
While in scent, you might be challenged to
notate the structure of a scent experience:
“what exactly was I smelling?”
Never mind —
it’s that you smelled
is what is important.
In the mid-late 2000s, I’d built a book of imagery and calligraphy exploring a kind of collage book, one which reached out to the realm of the sensational — design storytelling, in brand, that focused on the notion of sense
[each of them, that we, as humans, know].
I was looking at the idea of the book as a dynamic flow,
dramatic uses of type and hand-lettered story,
in a booklet form that walked through imagery,
notations and touch points that
reached into the heart of sensing experience.
The seeing hand, tells a story of the intermixing of sensation, the synaesthetic ideal.
I see a scent.
I touch a color.
I hear a taste.
What do we hear,
what do we scent,
what do we touch,
and what do we taste?
And how would we react to it?
And in that, how might we journal that telling?
If you’d like a printed copy,
you can learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org;
and we can send a wire bound version, signed.
Tim Girvin | The Realm of the Senses
Limited Gift Edition
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BRAND AND EXPERIENCE
CREATING STRATEGIES, PRODUCTS,
IDEAS FOR CHANGE.