My chosen theme – Obsession
The brief stated that the protagonist was paranoid by the noise she suspected to be a mouse and the novel unveils her gradually going mad and destroying parts of her house to track down the noise. For my very simple design, I used a crafting knife to curve out random circles on each of the pages to represent the characters irritation with the noise and the damage that would have been caused by the rodent. It would also impact the readers into understanding the characters obsession as when they would turn each page, they would automatically try to look for the next circle as they are placed randomly but mirror the characters tension. The book opens to just one hole in the very centre of the page, to present the initial disturbance of the mouse then the last page of the novel is blank to represent there wasn’t a mouse after all.