The Opportunity:
Beautiful Rising is the follow-up to the popular "Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution." Beautiful Rising is a book of real-world examples on how people have fought for social change using creative tools and tactics in the global south. Since this is the second book in the series, we started with an extensive human-centered design process.
The Solution:
Through our research and conversations with readers, we learned that people wanted to see a modular layout that both organizes these snapshots into categories and cross-references them at the same time. This way people can get a whole picture of successes, failures and how all of these experiences are interconnected and complimentary to each other. The resulting book has a modular layout and a strict grid. Conceptually, the physical book serves the same function as the stories within it by having a solid structure based in tradition, mixed with playfulness when the floating elements "break the grid." 
Role:  Designer
Agency:  The Public Society
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