Artist Book

25.5" x 19" (closed)
25.5" x 38" (opened)


Japanese Mulberry kozo paper, Unryu paper, laser cut letters

'Whale' is a hand drawn typeface designed by Jonathan Chao and Melissa Chhan. Whale was born out of an admiration for letterforms, handwritten text, and big, bold letters often seen in graffiti. This book was made using laser cut letters to give it a dimensionality allowing the viewer to interact, touch and feel the letters, and it also allows the viewer to do rubbings from them--a modern tablet.

Cover illustration by Jonathan Chao, book design and binding by Melissa Chhan.