DIGITALIS MINOR (2018)

Art direction, design, and photography work for Digitalis Minor, a feminist print publishing project made in collaboration with writer Hélène Belaunde
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Excerpt from the foreword
“(...) We want women to be front and center of the narrative. Our characters are complex and multifaceted, they are not always cool, not always pretty, and not always cheerful - just like you and me. We wanted them to be planets of their own rather than satellites orbiting around men, while at the same time shedding light on the subtle ways the male gaze seeps into our psyche, whether we like it or not. Even when we feel free and powerful as we dance the night away.”
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Digitalis Minor is a 50-page feminist publication featuring 3 short stories illustrated with photographs. It is currently sold at concept bookstore Motto Books in Berlin.

Born out of a frustration with the recurrence of sexualized and flat female characters in media, this project aims at exploring alternative femininities through fiction storytelling. Its name, Digitalis Minor, refers to an attractive but toxic foxglove plant to ironically evoke women’s traditional comparison to flowers.

My role involved the art direction, design, and publishing of the project along with the shooting of photographs illustrating the short stories written by Hélène Belaunde.


























Mark