Illustrated stories: Var dag en
This is my design bachelor degree-project. Var dag en, which roughly translates to “Every day one” is a word-play with the Swedish word “vardagen”. The title refers to the loneliness one can experience in everyday life. The project consists of three books which pictures three different characters and their experiences relating to varied themes of loneliness. The books are made in a concertina-format to show two sides of each characters every-day, one side is more objective while the other is more subjective. The format creates a feeling of endlessness because there is no obvious beginning or end to the stories. Like a metaphor to the negative feelings that tend to spiral in an infinite loop. Together the books establish a concept which points to a bigger picture about societal loneliness. The goal is to evoke emotions that could lead to reflection and understanding towards oneself and/or others. And a sense of belonging in that no one really is alone in feeling lonely.