Literature communicates profound perspectives and tells a story that can reach people thousands of years later. Designing a book in my Typography I class was all about understanding the content and motives of the author. I chose Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, a book notoriously known for studying the Igbo tribe traditions and history in Nigeria and colonization. Through the story of Okonkwo, a fallen leader, the book emphasizes the tribal way of life and celebrates the history and structure that once was before colonization. These factors made me choose to design a book anchored in raw texture and elements that nod to this book's ancestral history and significance. The front cover was hand-painted and scanned, and original brush strokes are used within the book.