Life – A Tactile Comic For The Blind

Tactile Comic

Tactile Comic

Tactile Comic

Tactile Comic

For this comic, the focus is not on the storyline but the idea of creating a form of storytelling that is readable for those without eyesight. Philipp Meyer experimented with using comic techniques along side simplified shapes and forms to create a concept that would allow readers to explore his story, and build upon it, using their own imaginations. With help from Nota, an organization that develops online applications, prints braille books and helps persons with reading disabilities, Meyers was able to print Life on a special paper that allows the braille dots to stay in tact for a very long time. Folded using a leporello fold allows the reader to hold the book like a real comic book or spread it out wide and flat.

Life is currently being made for some libraries and schools for the blind and is for sale if you contact Philipp Meyer directly. To learn even more about this incredible project check out his essay, Tactile Storytelling.

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