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BARDO THODOL:
THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD

ART DIRECTION: JASON KERNEVICH

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is my senior thesis project. Raised in as a Tibetan Buddhist, I felt it was I should embrace my culture through the means of visual communication. Along side the body copy of the publication, the ancient print plates of the text are shown in its original Tibetan. Historic cultural illustrations juxtapose concrete poetry inspired typography to highlight the tone of the text. Warped typography and imagery are cues created to visually illustrate the ebbs and flows of Tibetan prayer. The following is a selected sample of the 135 page design.