Artist Produces a Tactile Graphic Novel for Blind Readers
Artist Ilan Manouach is known for his work with “conceptual comic books.”
On a trip through Lapland he came up with an idea for a graphic novel, Carey Dunne reports for hylerallergic.com.
The novel tells the story of two climatologists exploring the North Pole, and unlike traditional graphic novels, Arctic Circle is designed for blind readers.
Since graphic novels tell their stories in pictures, they are inaccessible to the visually impaired, and even if they translated into braille, or read aloud, a lot getsd lost in translation.
So Manouach devised an entire new language built with touchable symbols and patterns. He calls it Shapereader, a system of raised shapes on wooden board.
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