We learned that memory is like a pile of paper. The more paper means more memory. People with Alzheimer’s are likened having the top sheets (the index pages) of their piled up paper removed. The memory is still there, only they lost the ability to access it. They will respond to certain stimulation that may elicit deeply treasured experience.
After gaining some insight on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, GenesisXD decided to design a white notebook filled with obscure vibrant colours. The vibrant colours, representing a patient’s lived experiences, are revealed from below the surface. How can we achieve this effect in design?
We use florescent inks to print on white translucent paper our hand drawn colourful shapes that depict dynamism. Patterns of such are obscured inside the wraparound French folded text pages. Using a minimalistic design approach, we blind embossed the title Reminsce on the white cover, and fasten the pages with two simple gold eyelets, for a clean and classy book design.
In this joyous season, we remember peace on earth, including those with Alzheimer’s or different types of dementia, and their loving caretakers.