Moby–Dick Editions / 1 Chapter, 2 Pages
Data Poetics

Project detail

The Moby–Dick editions explore how the materiality of text shape the interpretation and experience of a book.

This edition presents Herman Melville’s Moby–Dick text (1851, first American ed.) methodically formatted with changing typographic scale so that each chapter fills a double page spread. Chapters that are shorter in length appear larger and longer chapters appear smaller.

Design by Data Poetics: Kate Sweetapple, Jacqueline Lorber Kasunic and Gemma Warriner
Endpapers: Todd McMillan
Printing: University of Technology Sydney

Data Poetics is a research studio that examines the contingent relationship between information and aesthetics through design practice.