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Rum | Book Design (Coming soon)

Designer | Print/Editorial Design, Archival Research 
RUM (noun) is a generic term which refers to the Greek population of modern-day Turkey. The name derives from the Greek word “Ρωμιός” meaning “Roman”, as this was a self-designation used by Byzantine Greeks, who were the continuation of the Roman Empire. For my thesis I designed, researched and created a book about the Rum (Greek) population of Istanbul in the 20th century. The book explores the community's presence through their historical, religious, cultural and social ties with Istanbul. The book follows a unique storyline and photograph selection in order to  provide a historical platform to understand the past, present and future of the community.
Research & Ideation
During my research process I collected over 1,000 supporting artifacts such as photographs, maps, newspapers, official documents and personal objects. Only 200 were included within the book, some of them can be seen above. The book amounts to a total 300 pages and 10,000 words. 
Northeastern University 360 Gallery Exhibition
The book was selected and displayed at Northeastern's University 360 Gallery as part of the Senior Show Exhibition for the College of Art, Media and Design in May 2018.

Full preview coming soon.