unfairy the tales

2021, made in Indesign, using ExtendScript – Adobe scripting environment

‘Unfairy the tales’ aims to escape the rigidity of binary and linear narratives in children’s stories, while encouraging open interpretation and active, practical imagination.

This project explores empathic storytelling through the format of a generative children’s picture book. It is a proposal for endlessly modular making and interaction with a visual story world.

I step between manual and automated stages in character creation, layout and assembly of the picture book. The interactive elements are also randomised, each version – a unique, non-linear, 100-page maze.

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