rachel teresa park

is a freelance graphic designer
located in victoria, bc.

contact:
hello@rachelteresapark.com

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Untold

Client:
Personal/School Project

Project:
Packaging Design, Print Design, Book Design, Illustration

Summary:
"Your project will be developing and producing a book that both edifies and entertains about a cultural subject."

Untold: The unexpected tales from select towns and cities that make them unique.

As someone who loves to travel, drive around aimlessly, and explore my surroundings, I feel that I have a great appreciation for small towns and the stories that they contain. Some of my favourite memories as a kid are times when my family and I would stop on a family trip, in some seemingly unimportant little town, and my father would strike up a conversation with a local and discover a rich history of the town. Now who knows if “old-man-joe” at the coffee shop was telling the truth, but it’s still fascinating nonetheless.

A lot of towns, even cities, have untold stories behind them that are lost, for whatever reason, never to be found by those who aren’t looking for it. I wanted to create a book that can act as a platform for these stories to take center stage and for readers to gain an appreciation for both towns and cities, and the history that is behind them. Hopefully readers will become more aware of the fact that every hamlet, town, city, metropolis has deep roots, we just never see or hear about them.

I wanted to create a book that allowed each town or city to have a unique feel to it. Through utilizing different colour palettes for each one, I was able to create a sense of differentiation between them all, but yet they all worked together due to the same treatment of illustrations and typography.


This piece was created at the Alberta College of Art and Design.

Cover Design

Cover


Opening title spreads.

Opening title spreads.


Title spread for Slab City, California's section.

Title spread for Slab City, California's section.


Spreads from Slab City, California

Spreads from Slab City, California


Title spreads for Monowi, Nebraska and Centralia, Pennsylvania

Title spreads for Monowi, Nebraska and Centralia, Pennsylvania


Inside front and back cover map. Highlighting the locations of showcased towns and cities.

Inside front and back cover map. Highlighting the locations of showcased towns and cities.


Front page of the supporting website.

Front page of the supporting website.


Animation of the website, showing it's functionality.

Animation of the website, showing it's functionality.