Housekeeping

For this project, I created a physical typographic piece related to one of my favorite books, Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson. This modern classic details the wayward upbringing of two sisters. At one point in the novel, the two sisters fall into the care of their Aunt Sylvie, who refuses to cook or clean and is generally eccentric. Ultimately, the house becomes buried in newspapers and leaves, blurring the boundary between nature and domesticity. With each character’s name, I tried to portray this duality and also toy with positive and negative space, referencing their complex personalities. Underneath each character’s name is an excerpt from the novel that best showcases their temperament.

Detailed view of all typographic pieces
Assorted printed pages and string with tag