Nanjin Li

Book Design: William Wilson



The Story of William Wilson

An unique tactile experience created for Edgar Allan Poe's classics

- International Design Awards 2016 Silver (Print Books)
- International Design Awards 2016 Honorable Mention (Books)
- Abode Design Achievement Awards 2017 Semifinalist

"William Wilson" is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1839.The story tells the tale of a man and his doppelganger, or ghostly double, who pursues the man around the world trying to keep him away from vice. 

The ongoing conflicts happening between two characters are the main concept of the project. By employing visual elements such as paper-tearing, reflection from mirror papers and bold color scheme, the book visualizes the fierce inner battle. Typesetting remains clean.