Sleep is part of our daily routine. Sometimes we fall asleep in one position and wake up in a different one. Sleep Movement Study focusses on a self-experiment aiming to explore these movements further.
The experiment was conducted from the 5th of April till the 5th of May 2017. The main aims were to document the movements and make people more aware of their behaviour, but at the same time provide an encyclopedia reference to information about sleep movement.
Throughout the development, it became apparent that the personal documentation of the process was essential. The concept, therefore, focusses on a scientific / DIY study, where the display of movement was analytical (in colour) and also used illustrations, but the documentation and storytelling very intimate and personal (in black & white). The environment was edited to make the collection of data easier. I was lying on a checkered bedsheet, which resembled a grid, in a fully lit room. Also, I was wearing a onesie. The onesie was modified with patches on elbows, knees, and feet, so the positioning of body parts was visible.
I've chosen "Gerbera" as the typeface as it sits comfortably on the page and doesn't cry out for attention. Typographic treatment included the use of glyphs and colour to separate individual chapters, identify data and context, and build relationships within the content.
Paper: G.F Smith Colorplan Claret & Vellum White
Printing: F.E. Burman