2021 - Frankenstein redesign
Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus is a gothic novel written by English author Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, and is considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Since its debut in 1818 Frankenstein is known for its vast amount of editions throughout the centuries, many ephemeral and even undated. With each new edition Mary's original writing and voice slowly disappeared as her husband Percy Shelley took a dominant position in re-editing the story. Revisions made by Percy would show a reaction towards the more critical and conservative topics of the novel, warning about the dangers of unchecked scientific progress in an attempt to reach a utopian and non-existent future. The later versions of Frankenstein, mainly the 1831 edition which is used for educational purposes, would not emphasise on Mary's thoughts about the complexity and psychological depth of the characters, ideas of responsibility and social perception, an empathetic monster, and unique plot points.
To celebrate the value of the 1818 version this book crosses out the edits and adjustments made by Percy Shelley and replaces them with Mary's original writing. The biographies of both Mary and Percy are located on the cover of each quire, showing through a timeline how their personal lives became the inspiration to write Frankenstein. My book was presented in a book design and typography livestream by Already Booked.